Sad Sale

Nobody took much notice of the sharp-eyed, unsmiling man, standing in the long queue. Slowly and inconspicuously he moved along with the other 3,500 veterans waiting to buy surplus property at Baltimore's Holabird Signal Corps depot. But the sharp-eyed man was taking plenty of notice of them. Major General Robert McGowan Littlejohn, new War Assets Administrator, was out to get firsthand information on what was wrong with a WAA sale.

By day's end he had found out enough to fill a five-foot bookshelf. There had been a big mistake in the inventory: instead...

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