U.S. At War: Heat for the East

New hope came to householders along the Eastern Seaboard who have been shivering over grim predictions of fuelless days and heatless homes next winter. The Government—a year too late—finally gave orders for a pipeline last week.

Everybody had Harold Ickes to thank, and not many thought to do it. Oilmen had swooned in 1941 when "Horrible Harold" was appointed Petroleum Coordinator for National Defense. One Tulsa tycoon had growled: "Ickes is captain of our souls. My day is absolutely ruined." But it was Ickes last summer who took up the crusade for the pipeline which they had all futilely talked about.

He helped...

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