CONTROLS ,: New Orders

In the early stages of planning for rearmament, Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer was a strong backer of voluntary allocations and production controls. Last week Sawyer reversed himself. After brief experience with voluntary measures (e.g., allocations of steel products), he had decided that in most cases they "just won't work." Said Sawyer in a press conference: defense production will be governed mainly by mandatory controls.

The National Production Authority, which had already ordered a cutback in the use of rubber and a ban on "frivolous" building (TIME, Oct. 30), was busy with some new Sawyer-type edicts:

CJ¶ A 35% cutback in...

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