The Economizers and the War

May 1942
New Republic;5/25/42, Vol. 106 Issue 21, p720
Focuses on the group formed by the U.S. Senators and Republicans, known as Economy Bloc. Representation of the group by the Joint Congressional Economy Committee; Ambition of the group to abolish the National Youth Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Farm Security Administration; Curtailment of funds for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to a large extent; Attempts of the Surplus Marketing Administration to build up one of the most vital national resources, the health of the rising generation in families where parents are unable to provide the right kinds and amounts of food; Production of 75 percent of all aluminum for airplanes by TVA.


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