CONTROLS: Doctor's Orders

Like a doctor prescribing a diet, the National Production Authority has been cautious about telling businessmen what they would have to cut out in favor of arms production. NPA did not want to frighten the patient too much. But last week NPA—and other Washington bureaus—thought it was safe to start getting tough and to begin squeezing off more civilian production.

¶ NPA ordered rubbermen to cut their overall use of new rubber by about 16% for the balance of the year, or back to the pre-Korea level. (This means that tire production will have to be cut, and that there may...

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