Shakeup: Chapter II

To Judge Samuel Irving Rosenman's reorganization of defense (TIME, Sept. 8, ct ante) was added an important second chapter last week. If it worked, one of OPM's most conspicuously unlicked prob-lems—how to spread subcontracting—would be licked at last.

By executive order, OPM got a new branch having equal status with production, priorities, purchasing, materials. Its name: Division of Contract Distribution. Its duties: to break down big defense orders, spread the pieces among as many plants as possible. Its complementary objectives: 1) to put more U.S. productive capacity to work building guns;...

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