TITLE

The Byrnes Plan

AUTHOR(S)
Fuller, Helen
PUB. DATE
September 1944
SOURCE
New Republic;9/25/44, Vol. 111 Issue 13, p364
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the postwar employment program of War Mobilization Director, James F. Byrnes. Debates among members of the Congress, on reconversion plan; Byrnes's report to the President on reconversion, was largely drafted by John Hancock of Lehman Brothers; Policies and procedures to take care of the 40-percent cutback in outstanding war-production contracts which will follow the collapse of Germany are already fixed and working smoothly; Discontinuation of the Controlled Materials Plan except for steel and copper and a new system of broad preference-band ratings will, be substituted; Provision for an administrative machinery for obtaining the prompt clearing of war contractors' plants; Survey of operators of government-owned plants with a view to encourage all of them to exercise their options on properties; Need for an adequate program for unemployment compensation will be pointed out to Congress by the administration; Advancement of the retraining and reemployment program.
ACCESSION #
14665367

 

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