Washington Notes

T. R. B.
February 1941
New Republic;2/24/41, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p275
Reports on some recent socio-political developments in the United States. View that if the United states is not going to be involved in war in Europe or the Far East, then its arms program is reasonably satisfactory; Report that the attitude within the Office of Production Management (OPM) is that newspaper correspondents ought to keep their noses out of the OPM's business; View that the basic weakness--that the OPM and the War Department both contain men who appear more concerned to advance private corporations than to hurry defense--still remains; Report that under the OPM, authority over prices rests with a priorities committee of which a majority are ex-businessmen; Circulation of reports of a new, radically changed administration farm program; Views of officials of the Department of Agriculture on the new program; View that the most promising New Deal device for dealing with the present mounting surpluses, the food-stamp idea, is being curtailed; Proposals for the exchange of agricultural products among countries of the western Hemisphere have turned out to be extremely modest.


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