MANPOWER: A Congress Unconvinced

The chance, never large, that Congress might pass a national service act vanished for good last week. Good news from the battlefronts sent optimism soaring like a balloon. Many a Congressman asked himself why the U.S. needed such a measure at this bright stage of the war.

Meanwhile, news from the home front stiffened opposition to any other kind of work law at all. The Mead (ex-Truman) Committee had swooped into the Norfolk Navy Yard, triumphantly brought out a report of labor surplus and waste there. Congressmen's mail told of bad management and...

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