THE ADMINISTRATION: Forward by the Inch

The talk spun out by the yard; the action only inched forward. Last week the Administration:

¶ Placed its first order for medium tanks since World War II: 500 of an "improved" model said to have greater firepower than the Patton M-46, to be built by the American Locomotive Co. of Schenectady "at the earliest possible date."

¶ Canceled the Army's ten-day Christmas furlough for soldiers in training camps. Only Christmas and New Year's will be considered holidays.

¶ Shut off the last trickle of goods to Red China and Manchuria,...

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