MINING: The Winning of the West

For sheer scope, the project that came out of Harold Ickes' office this week made the St. Lawrence Seaway look like a seashore runnel dug by children with holiday spoons and pails. It would harness nearly as much power as the Seaway to start with, and power was a minor part of it. Its economics were admittedly more heretical than the Seaway's, but its urgency was greater too. Its cost was incalculable and unspecified. It embraced 25 States and Alaska. It took Harold Ickes 35 pages merely to outline it in a letter...