TITLE

Nelson: He's Bought an Army

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
December 1940
SOURCE
New Republic;12/16/40, Vol. 103 Issue 25, p832
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on exorbitant allocation secured by Donald Marr Nelson, Coordinator of Defense Purchasing for the purchase of equipment to raise an army of two million men, rocking the economy of the United States. Adeptness of Nelson in cutting the cost for buying uniforms on a large scale; Incident of Nelsons' buying policy for cotton uniforms; Entry of summer clothing industry into a dull season; Army anxious to get woolen uniforms; Views of Nelson upheld; Intention of the army to buy its full cotton garment requirements at once; Hoarding by the businessman; Specifications of the army changed; Losses for the businessman; Rise in prices of wool on account of the demands of the army; Announcement by Nelson that wool garment requirements of the army to be met in the slack period; Contract of shoes of the army on split up geographically considering the unused capacity of each region.
ACCESSION #
14762265

 

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