Foreign News: Property Draft

The question of whether war industry should be run under public or private control is not confined to the U. S. It is a live, disruptive issue in embattled Britain at the present fateful moment.

Last May when Parliament passed the Emergency Powers Defense Act, the British Government became potential boss of the whole British works. The Government thereupon said it would draft materials, workers and factories, as well as fighters, into the war against Adolf Hitler. The Government has long since drafted materials. But it was not until last January that it announced plans for drafting workers (TIME, Feb. 3). And...

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