Washington Notes

T. R. B.
September 1940
New Republic;9/9/40, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p351
The author reflects on the U.S. armament program. He said that the Russell-Overton amendment permitting arms factories to be overtaken under circumstances of war was believed to result from developments in which businessmen are accused of sabotaging the armament program to gain unholy profits. Donald E. Nelson of the National Defense Advisory Commission completed a survey revealing the power of the government to compel a manufacturer to accept orders or deprive him or her of various services.


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