CONTROLS: The Open Door

For weeks, Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson has been besieged by Congressmen from "distress" areas like Detroit to do something about the unemployment created by lagging defense orders amid civilian cutbacks. At the same time, small businessmen have been clamoring for a bigger share of defense work. Last week the Administration gave in to the political pressures and issued two orders that scandalized and alarmed many a Congressman.

¶ Wilson authorized defense procurement agencies to channel orders to areas where there is a manpower surplus, and pay higher prices, if necessary, to get the arms made. He set up...

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