THE CONGRESS: Lest We Forget

World War II had caught the U.S. repeating many a blunder and folly from World War I. This week, in a summing-up report, the Senate's Mead Committee pointed to the worst of them, hoped they would not be repeated again.

The report spared no one. Its first bad example was an old favorite: the $135,000,000 Canol oil pipeline project in Canada and Alaska. The report charged that Lieut. General Brehon B. Somervell Army Supply Chief, had ordered the pipeline built on the basis of a "wholly inadequate study" and had continued its construction...

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