Business: Measure of Muscle

In his first quarterly report to the nation last week (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson measured the muscles of America's husky defense effort. No one was surprised at the punch which has already been restored to U.S. military power, but many consumers were startled to hear an unexpected bit of good news. Civilian output will be higher than the most optimistic guesses of a few months ago. Wilson's estimates

¶ Radios: 14 million units, about the same as in 1950.

¶ Television sets: nearly 7,000,000, slightly less than last year.

¶ Autos: 5,000,000 v. 6,600,000 in 1950.

¶ Refrigerators: slightly less than last...

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