To get arms production rolling, Mobilization Boss Charles E. Wilson and his straw boss, Defense Production Administrator William H. Harrison, are calling scores of businessmen to Washington. President Truman, who had once damned $1-a-year businessmen, now was glad to get all the business brains he could. Among those called:
Adviser to Wilson:
FRED SEARLS JR., 62, in & out of Government jobs since 1941 (WPB, War Shipping Administration, etc.), and president of Newmont Mining Corp., to be adviser to Wilson on where and how the U.S. can get more raw materials.
Adviser to Harrison:
EDWIN T. GIBSON, 66, executive vice president and director of...