Surplus Property: Plunder or Plan?

Fuller, Helen
September 1944
New Republic;9/4/44, Vol. 111 Issue 10, p269
Discusses the Colmer Bill introduced in the U.S. Congress for the disposal of surplus properties. Acquisition of vast quantity and variety of goods and properties in the course of fighting World War II by the U.S.; Concerns regarding the disposal of these government-owned surpluses; Role of Representative Will Clayton of Houston in the issue; Disagreement between both houses on how to handle surpluses; Opposition of the Colmer bill by the House Small Business Committee; Requirement to prepare plans by the Surplus Property Board for the disposal of each category of surplus plants and submit them to Congress before taking action; Information on surplus-property-disposal bill presented by the Senate Military Affairs Committee; Favor of scrapping all plants and facilities that private industry does not buy up quickly by the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.


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