U.S. At War: Mr. Kaiser Goes to Washington

Once before big, bald Henry J. Kaiser, the West Coast's dam-building, shipbuilding, build-anything tycoon, had blitzed Washington into giving him what he wanted. That was when he wangled $50,000,000 from Jesse Jones to build a steel plant to supply his brand-new amateur shipyards. Now he was out after bigger stakes. He had broached direct to the public his bold proposal to build 5,000 giant cargo planes (TIME, July 27). Now he descended on Washington with the avowed intention of creating public clamor for his breath-taking scheme.

In one day Builder Kaiser, rolling swiftly about the town, testified before two Senate committees,...

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