TEXTILES: Time to Slow Up

If consumers would stop their mad rush to buy clothing and wait until midsummer, they might save themselves close to a billion dollars a year. Reason: prices will be lower. Last week, WPB and OPA finally decided to snap a checkrein on runaway textile prices. Shoppers agreed that it was high time. Since 1939 the volume of woven fabrics available to civilians had decreased 20%, but the nation's clothing bill had zoomed skyward from 1939's $5.8 billion to $11.4 billion last year.

What the OPA-WPB team now proposes to do is so kindergarten-simple in outline that consumers might well ask...

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