Truth and Trouble

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When tranquil, white-topped Elmer Davis went to Washington last summer as the people's choice for Director of War Information, his appointment was generally hailed. When he went to Capitol Hill, to ask for funds in well-rounded sentences full of common sense, modesty and "sirs," the House Appropriations Committee was moved to a rare compliment:

"The establishment of the Office of War Information is one of the most constructive steps which has been taken toward the coordination of agencies engaged in the war effort. The selection of Mr. Davis as director is...

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