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,...