U.S. At War: $l-a-Year Men Still Worth It

This was a real fight, out in the open, with no punches pulled. It was a hopeful sign. In the old defense agencies there had seldom been a really good fight. Down OPM's endless corridors, challenges and sneers had burrowed like voices in a cave, diminishing to futile silence: when all was quiet again, nothing had changed, nothing had been settled.

But Donald Nelson, the new Production boss, showed that he was not afraid of trading punches. Nelson believed, and said, that the talents of $1-a-year men, taking the Government's symbolic dollar but still drawing industry's thousands, were essential to his War...

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