For three years Mark Shaw, a U.S. marketing and production expert, worked in Europe to help the French shoe and clothing industries increase productivity.

Last week Shaw, who was manager of the Famous Department Stores' West Coast chain before entering Government service, ended his stint in France with a blast at French industrialists. U.S. funds for the program, he told French officials, usually ended in the hands of the "enemies of productivity"—the powerful, price-fixing French trade associations. Summing up French reaction to the program, Shaw quoted an executive of a men's wear trade association that had accepted $228,000 to...

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