ARMED FORCES: Bad Bandages

To Richard Green, the Korean war was a bonanza. As manager of the Guild Products Corporation, an improvised firm with a rented plant in Newark, N.J., Green managed to get a $177,335 Government contract to make bandages of a type used by front-line medical corpsmen for emergency dressings and tourniquets.

Some of the Guild Products' output—earmarked for Marines in Korea—was up to specifications. But 15.000 of the company's bandages were made on defective machines, and were so cut that they would fall apart under the slightest strain. Navy inspectors were shown only good bandages. An indignant Guild Products foreman tipped...

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