Man of Sense

Radio's clearheaded, sensible Elmer Davis got the biggest new Federal job: to tell the U.S. as much about the war as possible, as fast as possible, with as few contradictions as possible.

The President had delayed for months before picking a man to head a new super-press bureau: the Office of War Information. Last week he finally summoned 52-year-old Elmer Davis to the White House, told him without fuss & feathers that he had been drafted for the job. Calm Mr. Davis, who dislikes fuss & feathers, took the President's order calmly. Two days later he made his last news...

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