Army & Navy: OCD Reports

James M. Landis made public last week his second formal report on the thankless job he took over last February—running the Office of Civilian Defense. Six months ago he had been gaunt; now he was haggard. But after those six months of dogged work, in an office which last winter housed the worst of all Washington's administrative messes, he could report some accomplishments. OCD was now functioning up to the full measure of its authority, advising State and city defense councils how to combat gas, destruction, fire, panic, and giving them the necessary material.

Reporting to Senate Appropriations Chairman Carter Glass, he...

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