U.S. At War: The Surplus Surplus Bill

Ever since the President named Will Clayton as the Surplus War Property administrator last February, the grey, hard-fisted Texan has been a prime target for left-wing New Dealers. The hatchetmen have accused Will Clayton, the world's biggest cotton broker, of: 1) planning to handle surplus property solely in the interests of big business; 2) freezing out small farmers and veterans in the disposal of Government lands.

Perturbed, the skittery Congress last week passed a surplus property bill which clipped Mr. Clayton's power (see above). Where he ruled alone, a three-man board will henceforth dispose of the estimated $100 billion in surplus war...

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