The President Can Requisition

The President of the U.S. can now requisition private property needed for defense. Until he signed the bitterly fought property requisition bill last week, his power to do this was vague and general. Now it is definite and specific.

He got the power just in time to use it. Priorities Chief Donald Nelson last week told a Congressional committee that 1,378,000 Ib. of copper, some of it "undoubtedly Axis-owned," lay in U.S. warehouses, untouchable despite the acute copper shortage. Not only will that copper now be requisitioned, but also carloads of machinery, steel,...

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