Bringing Up Baby

A big U.S. war baby, the $700 million synthetic rubber industry, was ready to stand on its own feet. So said President Truman last week as he sent Congress a detailed plan for the care & feeding of the youngster during the next ten years. His most important recommendation: dismiss the baby's Government nurse and send the child out into the competitive world. The Government, said Harry Truman, should get out of the rubber business "as soon as possible" by selling or leasing its 28 synthetic plants to private industry.

But the President did not want to lose sight of...

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