Foreign News: Woolton Moves Up

Winston Churchill had long kept a wall between himself and postwar planners. Recently he breached it, put Lord Beaverbrook to work on international aviation. Last week he leveled it, created a Ministry of Reconstruction to oversee and coordinate the knotty, contentious task of providing peacetime "food, work and homes."

The job will be big and difficult. To fill it Churchill named popular Lord Woolton, Minister of Food since April 1940. Woolton had proved himself an adroit administrator, a skillful user of press, radio, cinema to keep the public informed. Born Frederick James Marquis in...

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