The U.S. At War: President's Week, Jan. 5, 1942

The President last week:

> Appointed urbane, forthright Joseph Bartlett Eastman, 59, now chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission, as director of a new war agency: The Office of Defense Transportation (see p. 60). ODT supplanted the last vestige of the now-extinct NDAC, the first defense organization set up by the President in May 1940. Out of a job (unless he accepts a post under Eastman) was Rail Coordinator Ralph Budd, exponent for 19 months of the theory that the railroads are ready. ODT's Eastman will boss rail, motor, inland waterway, coastal &...

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