No Fuss, No Muss

The Defense Department last week totted up what it has spent or earmarked for arms since the shooting started in Korea. The total: $6 billion or almost $1 billion a week. But unlike the frantic days before World War II, the orders have been placed with little fuss or muss. Businessmen who hustled to Washington for defense contracts have been asked to return home and deal with regional procurement offices, which are doing most of the buying.

It now looks as though the war effort's present effect on civilian production would be less than feared in many industries, since much...

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