THE WEST: No Cause for Alarm?

Every day thousands of Westerners angrily tell each other: "As soon as the European war ends, Eastern business will reconvert. But the West will have to go right on turning out ships and planes. By the time the Jap war is over, the East will have grabbed all our postwar markets—and we'll be flat on our backs."

Nevada's silver-maned, paunchy Senator Pat McCarran, busily running for reelection, fortnight ago tried to turn this Western suspicion into votes. He proposed to the Senate that $7,000,000,000 worth of Government-owned war plants in eleven northeastern...

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