The War on Elmer Davis

June 1943
New Republic;6/28/43, Vol. 108 Issue 26, p848
Focuses on the controversy related to the Office of War Information (OWI) headed by Elmer Davis. Refusal to allocate funds to the Domestic Branch of OWI by the U.S. House; Failure of OWI to prevent riots in Los Angeles and Beaumont or the Klan-instigated strike in Detroit against the hiring of Negroes; Role of OWI to raise public feelings against the growth of black markets; Achievements of the Domestic Branch of the OWI to advance national interests in wartime; Opposition to the New Deal policies adopted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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