CONTROLS: Now, On to Phase II

THE Phase 11 wage-price curbs have changed so much lately that the period now beginning might be called Phase 11½. The inflation-fighting program started six months ago as a sweeping attempt to put controls on companies of all sizes, down to side-street delicatessens and hand laundries, with only a small enforcement mechanism. Now the operation has been streamlined into something much closer to what most economists had recommended all along. The Nixon Administration will restrict controls to the major companies that set the pace for the economy, and back the controls by tougher policing and the threat of well-publicized punishment.

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