MOBILIZATION: Everybody's Fight

With the new Defense Production Act passed, signed and in his hands, President Truman summoned the country last week to "build up the strength ... to deter Communist aggression." He spoke over radio and TV in the middle of the nation's Saturday-night-out. Few people were much aroused from their weekend calm; the people had heard most of what he had to say before. Defense costs were going up & up; they would be $30 billion annually by next June, more in the years to follow. There would be less to spend for peacetime purposes. The home-front problem, the President...

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