U.S. At War: The President's Week, Jan. 1, 1945

Last week the President:

¶Signed a bill extending his extraordinary wartime powers through 1945.

¶Signed another bill making it a crime to publish anonymous political statements about any candidate for Federal office.

¶Approved the billion-dollar postwar flood-control bill—after first making it plain that he still wanted separate creation of a Missouri Valley Authority.

¶Decided, during a luncheon with Vice President-Elect Harry Truman, to wear a business suit rather than formal attire at his fourth inauguration.

¶Sent Christmas greetings to the armed forces, to wounded service men, and to the Boy Scouts, the Campfire Girls and other organizations of which...

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