The Shortage: Its Whys, Ifs & Ickes

Into the statistical name-calling phase last week moved the next big U.S. industrial shortage: power. Aluminum, steel, other metals, transportation had gone through that phase and come out with varying degrees of priorities. Now it was power's turn. Said Harold L. Ickes, public name-caller No. 1: "There is a power shortage now and a greater one in prospect."

In the hydro-dependent Southeast, there was indeed a shortage. This week Federal Power Commission and Common wealth & Southern men were working out a rationing system, to be effective June 16. Night baseball stopped in Atlanta; many a municipality dimmed its street...

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