THE ADMINISTRATION: Prices: New Level

In a blurred, easy voice, Decontrol Board Chairman Roy Thompson let the big price secret out through the nation's radios. Livestock, meat, soybeans, cottonseed, flaxseed and their by-products would go back under controls on a date to be fixed by the OPA. Dairy products and most grains would not. "I expect," concluded Chairman Thompson, red-eyed from weariness, "that we are going to hear plenty of criticism."

He was right. Next day, C.I.O. President Phil Murray sang out lustily because any controls had been dropped. Industry's top stentor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President...

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