After the fall of France last June. TVA's catlike, long-nosed vice chairman, David Eli Lilienthal, made a speech in support of TVA that no reasonable man could quarrel with. Excerpt: "Had the appropriations for the construction of any one of these TVA dams been defeated or delayed, the preparedness program of this nation would be impeded. ..." Defense, originally just a legal excuse for TVA's power policy, is fast becoming its prime concern. Last week Franklin Roosevelt informed Congress of the Defense Advisory Commission's twelve principles for letting defense contracts. One was...

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