STATE OF BUSINESS: Belt Loosened

STATE OF BUSINESS Belt Loosened

The National Production Authority, which has gradually been easing controls on civilian production, last week let out the belt a big notch: ¶Automakers, now restricted to making 1,250,000 cars in the first quarter of 1953, will be allowed to make 1,500,000 in the second three months. ¶The building industry, which has been chiefly restricted to essential housing and defense construction, will be allowed to start work on schools, hospitals and other public projects, as well as such recreational structures as dance halls, bowling alleys and roller coasters.

NPA lifted the controls because of increasing supplies of...

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