The Week

February 1943
New Republic;2/22/43, Vol. 108 Issue 8, p235
Reports political developments around the world. High costs involved in defensive warfare waged by Germany; Question raised against an editorial appearing in Pravda, official organ of the Communist Party in Russia, on the Soviet Union's post-war territorial claims of the Baltic countries and Bessarabia; Attitude of the Soviet Union's, after the war, towards her specific territorial claims which has emerged as a threat to the U.S. and Great Britain; Offer of Rumania to transfer 70,000 Jews to any refuge the United Nations may provide for them; Problems related to shortage of shipping and danger of spies cited by the United Nations for the delay in approval of Rumania's request for the transfer of Jews to any other refuge provided by the organization; Empowerment of a committee by the U.S. House of Representatives, which was headed by Representative Howard Smith of Virginia; Need for full utilization of manpower through their mobilization from nonproductive to productive areas; Controversy erupted from a speech delivered by Pappy O'Daniel of Texas against New Deal policies in Oklahoma; Desirabilities of doctors movement from one place to another where there requirement is more; Establishment of the Municipal Doctor System in two Canadian provinces Saskatchewan and Manitoba to combat the shortage of doctors; Supervision of the farm labor problem likely by the Food Production Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Urge of certain members of the U.S. Congress to increase prices for agricultural products; Attempts of the U.S. Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services to provide day-care facilities for children of working mothers; Living conditions in overcrowded Washington.


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