Famine in Aluminum

Holding in his hands a sheaf of white paper, Senator Mead of New York rose in his place one day last week to read the report of the Special (Truman) Committee Investigating the National Defense Program.

Everyone remembered Secretary Ickes' startling (even for him) charge at the committee hearings: "When the story of this war comes to be written, if it has to be written that it was lost, it may be because of the recalcitrance of the Aluminum Company of America." Grave looks became graver before Mead finished. His most dismaying statement: "It is estimated by the Services...

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