U.S. At War: Toward an Economic Command

Nobody paid much attention to a report four weeks ago by the House Tolan Committee urging a single high economic commander with full power to coordinate supply (Donald Nelson's job), manpower (Paul McNutt) and economic stabilization (James F. Byrnes). Nor did bills to set up the command, quietly dropped into Senate and House hoppers, set Capitol Hill or the Administration on fire.

So last week a little group of Congressmen got together to crusade for their idea. Joining forces were Harry S. Truman and Harley M. Kilgore (of the Senate's Truman Investigating Committee), John H. Tolan (of the House's Tolan Investigating Committee),...