U.S. At War: Feud

For bringing millions of Government dollars into his State, Tennessee's aging, knob-nosed, spoils-loving Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar loves TVA. But he hates TVA's hard-working Director David E. Lilienthal. Last week, torn between love and hate, he turned his Valley grudge into a mountain feud.

McKellar, premier Senate spoilsman, had once envisioned TVA as a wonderful new Tennessee source of political jobs— something juicier than marshalcies and postmasterships. Lilienthal refused to cut the melon. McKellar bided his time.

Last winter, after Pearl Harbor, the old Senator saw his chance. Lilienthal had decided to build...