GOVERNMENT: Low Gear

The Senate's hard-hitting Mead Committee (onetime Truman Committee) had harsh words this week for the way the reconversion program is being run. In its fourth annual report, the committee said flatly that the change to civilian goods is not proceeding as rapidly as it should. There is "delay in announcing and making cutbacks, lack of both raw and semifinished materials and tools, insufficient in formation available for industry to make plans far enough in advance, and lack of manpower in some key places. . . ." The committee laid some of the blame on former OWMBoss Fred Vinson...

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