GOVERNMENT: Sorry Story's End

The first major scandal to besmirch a big-time war producer hit the headlines just over a year ago (TIME, Jan. 4, 1943). In Fort Wayne, Ind., and Pawtucket, R.I., the Anaconda Wire & Cable Co.* was indicted for deliberately delivering to Russia and to the U.S. Army Signal Corps equipment dangerously below standard. Last June the Fort Wayne case wound up with the maximum fine ($10,000 and costs) for Anaconda Wire, lesser fines for five officials and suspended jail sentences for three of them.

Last week a Providence, R.I. judge put a much...

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