MANUFACTURING: Trouble in Paradise

Radio manufacturing has recently looked like the first U.S. consumer industry to take the guns-v.-butter dilemma in its stride. Although it faced a 75% cut in its normal business and already felt the metals shortage, Bond P. Geddes, executive vice president of the Radio Manufacturers Association, last fortnight said the industry had "no squawks." But last week he was squawking as hard as the rest.

As long ago as last April, OPM had told radio manufacturers, with no trimmings, to count on little or no magnesium, aluminum, other scarce materials. Their own...

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