PRIORITIES: Shaking Out the Lead

"If I could shake a few OPMites, I could get enough lead out of their pants to last us for a year," said an angry foilmaker last week. With this and more reasoned squawks, they got enough for a month. Four days after Priorities Director Don Nelson had banned the use of lead and tin foil for cigaret, candy, chewing-gum and other wrapping, the order was rescinded for 30 days.

The foilmakers had indeed shaken the OPMites. They were sore. The curtailment order had come with practically no warning: no foilmaking for these...

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