U.S. At War: Foreboding

There will be no postwar public construction unless plans are made now, warned efficient, spade-calling Major General Philip B. Fleming, Federal Works Administrator in Atlanta this week. Said he, "Precious little planning has been done. . . . There are plenty of ideas floating around, plenty of pretty pictures and idle fancies —you can't build on idle fancies. . . ."

Equally gloomy was Maryland's U.S. Senator Millard E. Tydings, speaking before the Indiana State Bar Association. After the war, Tydings predicted, 20 million defense workers will be laid off overnight, the national debt will approximate $250 billion ($7,500 for each...

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