GOVERNMENT: New Boss Mobilizer

Into the White House last week popped small, wiry NPA and DPAdministrator Henry H. ("Joe") Fowler. 44. Ever since Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson quit last March over Harry Truman's steel policy, Fowler had been carrying many of Wilson's worries but not his title. After an hour with the President, Fowler emerged wearing the title as well. It was passed on by Acting Mobilizer John R. Steelman, who, said Truman, was needed for his "fulltime role as assistant to the President."

Since Fowler, a lawyer who has spent most of his time in...

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