CIVILIAN SUPPLY: New Boss, More Goods

WPB's Office of Civilian Requirements, headless and neglected since shy, gnome-like Arthur Dare Whiteside went back to run Dun & Bradstreet three months ago, last week got a new boss and a vigorous new policy. Off went the lid which WPB clamped down six weeks ago on any sizable increase in manufacturing civilian goods.

Under the new policy, plants with 100 or fewer employes (50 in labor-tight West Coast areas) may now resume manufacturing civilian goods in unlimited quantities, whenever they wind up their war contracts. As the civilian supply bottleneck is...