GOVERNMENT: Black Markets

With its chief Leon Henderson slogging through the worst political mess he has yet encountered (see p. 20), the rest of OPA was also out looking for trouble last week. OPA lawyers were engaged in their first big wave of enforcement actions. The day had come for OPA to put up or shut up on price control and rationing. OPA was putting up.

> In Washington two big stores (Hecht Co. and Woodward & Lothrop) were charged with ceiling violations. In 21 war-plant areas, 60 landlords were haled into court for violating rent...

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