With prices popping around him like popcorn in a fire, busy Leon Henderson last week:
> Put a ceiling on hides of 15¢ a lb., 2¢ below recent highs.
> Stabilized quotations on several paperboard products.
> Started an investigation of silk prices.
> Asked Standard Oil of Ohio to postpone a proposed ½¢-a-gal. rise in Diesel, tractor and furnace oil prices.
> Asked Ford, Studebaker, Chrysler, Nash and Hudson, who raised prices $10 to $53 a car last fortnight, to rescind their decision. He scolded them for not consulting him first.
It was possible this...