ADMINISTRATION: Slide-Rulers v. Maxon

The new Washington term for the academicians who used to be called "brain-trusters" is "slide-rule boys." Last week the slide-rule boys were engaged in a struggle for survival with a man fresh to the capital—Lou Russel Maxon, second-in-command to Prentiss Brown in OPA.

The slide-rulers in OPA number well over a hundred. They date from Leon Henderson's day. Among their leaders are John Kenneth Galbraith (Ph.D., ex-professor of economics), who supervises price control; Paul O'Leary (Ph.D., ex-professor of economics), in charge of rationing; Harold Rowe (Ph.D., Brookings Institution economist), who directs the food division. They closed ranks for a show...

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