TITLE

Manpower, McNutt and Politics

AUTHOR(S)
Fuller, Helen
PUB. DATE
June 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;6/22/42, Vol. 106 Issue 25, p855
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Criticizes the policy followed by the U.S. administration for the appointment of Paul V. McNutt, as chairman of the War Manpower Commission regarding management of wartime production during the Second World War. Discussion on McNutt's efforts to carry out the executive order of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt; List of universities, labor groups and various conferences and organizations attended by McNutt; Issuance of approximately twenty-five press releases describing the plans of the Manpower Commission; Problems associated with appointments made for key positions in the Commission due to misunderstanding among these appointees; Failure of McNutt to reorganize significance of the agency for full mobilization of manpower; Need to manage farm labor shortages, the first real test of the War Manpower Commission and the United States Employment Service as the key to manpower mobilization on a national scale; Suggestions for coordinating planning and execution of all the programs for training workers for war industries.
ACCESSION #
14691490

 

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