U.S. At War: President's Week, Mar. 23, 1942

Biggest news in the White House week came in a casual press conference remark by President Roosevelt. Asked about reports that the Administration was considering setting a ceiling over all wages, as well as prices and profits, the President said crisply: The whole problem is under study. This was an old, familiar gambit: news veterans knew that the President was thus tipping them off that something was being planned about wage control; that he wanted lots of stories written about the subject, to take the surprise off his proposal when he has it...

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