CONTROLS: Decision

With nearly 40% of all U.S. wholesale purchases taking place at prices under their OPS ceilings, Price Boss Ellis Arnall last week made a decision. Since the ceilings no longer meant anything, Arnall thought it might be just as well to take some of them off. He prepared, accordingly, orders "temporarily" suspending the ceilings on numerous items (hides, calfskins, tallow, lard, animal waste material, vegetable soap stock, crude cottonseed, soybean and corn oil, burlap, wool, alpaca, etc.).

Nevertheless, ex-Governor Arnall, who knows all the advantages of patronage, particularly in an election year, showed no signs of firing any of OPS's...

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