Power Over Men

To a pleased Paul McNutt, his new authority as Manpower Commissioner looked great & good. In the past he had been expected, with nothing but advisory powers, to do as tough an administrative job as the war has yet produced. Now Franklin Roosevelt, by executive order, had given him something to work with.

>Under his control goes the entire Selective Service System. For the first time, McNutt can now tell the 6,400 local U.S. draft boards which men they can have and which they must leave in jobs.

>Before the Army & Navy...

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