THE ADMINISTRATION: A Bowles Presentation

Chester Bowles, the Senate Banking and Currency Committee found out last week, did not spend 14 years as a high-powered Manhattan advertising man (Benton and Bowles) for nothing. Neat, decorous and urbane (in vivid contrast to his pudgy, rumpled, truculent predecessor, Leon Henderson), the OPAdministrator appeared before the Committeee to begin the fight for renewal of the Emergency Price Control and Stabilization Act under which the OPA operates. (The Act will expire June 30.) His "presentation" was Benton and Bowles at its most persuasive.*

First off, Salesman Bowles disarmed his listeners by freely confessing unpopular OPA's many past faults and mistakes:...

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