Jinnee Jones

There were signs that Franklin Roosevelt was trying to stuff Jesse Jones, the jinnee he created, back in a jar.

Last week WPB Chief Donald Nelson appointed tall, modest Arthur B. Newhall, in charge of rubber imports for WPB, as coordinator of the hodgepodge, over lapping rubber agencies in Washington. Though a coordinator was badly needed and coordination was Mr. Nelson's chief aim, the effect was a squelch for Mr. Jones who, as Federal Loan Administrator, had stretched out over the synthetic rubber program. In a showdown, Nelson's Newhall will have authority to tell Texas' Jones where to get off.


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