U.S. At War: More, More, More

Wheezing genteelly, the venerable U.S. State Department pulled up its spats and jumped into a rough-&-tumble 1943 world. More powerful (on paper) than ever before, more bumbling than usual in actual performance, the State Department stretched out a gloved hand for still more prerogatives.

More Power. For months the Department has squirmed with the pangs of outraged protocol because several war time agencies are working in State's own private preserves: any area outside the U.S. (TIME, Aug. 9). Last week it took steps to soothe the pains.

Calvin B. Baldwin, who was released as chief of Farm Security Administration last week, was promptly...

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