Business & Finance: CMP for Civilian Goods

Over the cheers of some businessmen and the jeers of others, Defense Production Administrator Manly Fleischmann last week announced that all of U.S. industry will be subject to the Controlled Materials Plan. Beginning Oct. 1, said he, producers of civilian goods as well as arms producers will have to get their steel, copper and aluminum through Government allotment.

In its first few weeks of operation, CMP had only applied to manufacturers directly engaged in the defense programs and to the so-called defense-supporting industries, e.g., freight-car building. Makers of such civilian goods as refrigerators and autos had been left to scramble for themselves....

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