TITLE

Why Henderson Goes

AUTHOR(S)
Straight, Michael
PUB. DATE
December 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;12/28/42, Vol. 107 Issue 26, p847
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on reasons behind the decision made by Leon Henderson, member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the so-claimed founder member of the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA), to leave the governmental post. Appreciation for Henderson's role played in the steel-construction program, in demanding conversion, attacking wartime profiteering, and foreseeing the necessity of adequate price and cost control; Evaluation of Henderson's personality as a symbol of toughness in the government, particularly in the OPA; Information regarding the OPA functioning under Henderson's supervision; Consideration of the effort made by a group of Congressional members to dissolve the OPA and its price programs as the major factor behind Henderson's decision to leave the government; Discussion of the factfulness of charges made against the OPA, specially about its rationing policy; Consideration of the absence of an organization in the U.S. which can speak for Americans as the second major factor behind Henderson's dissatisfaction.
ACCESSION #
17147650

 

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