After weeks of crying wolf, Manly Fleischmann, boss of the National Production Authority, last week trotted out his Controlled Materials Plan. Its howl seemed to be worse than its bite. Starting July 1, CMP will tightly control all steel, copper and aluminum in defense production, thus put an end to the tangle of stopgap priorities NPA has used up to now. But civilian producers will be untouched by CMP under the present plan. They will be left to scramble for the metals that are left over, but whether the metals will be the bulk—or only a small part—of the supply...

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