National Affairs: Water & Waste

"The drought has changed the situation materially and the quarterback will call for a new play," announced Rural Electrification Administrator Morris Llewellyn Cooke last week. The quarterback was again Franklin Roosevelt, and he had just called a new play by appointing Administrator Cooke to be chairman of the Great Plains Drought Area Committee of six, including Works Progress Administrator Harry Hopkins and Resettlement Administrator Rexford G. Tugwell. What play the President would call next for the drought areas depended last week on what this little brain trust hatched out before his trip...

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