INDUSTRY: Broad Base for Mobilization

Ever since Engine Charlie Wilson moved in as Defense Secretary, there has been talk that the Truman Administration's policy of a broad industrial base for defense mobilization would be abandoned. But this week, with the approval of Wilson, Defense Mobilization Director Arthur S. Flemming reaffirmed the policy.

The new statement of policy calls for setting up of stand-by production lines, but without actual volume production of anything that would be easy to make when needed. Capacity will be expanded for some materials which are hard to produce and which require long lead time to reach full output. However, the Administration will...

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