[Communist International, Office of War Mobilization, Ration Books]

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Radio Commentator Elmer Davis on June 17, 1942, as he dived into a study of the president’s executive order setting up the new Office of War Information after taking the oath as head of the agency.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Number 11.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

-Dissolution of the Communist International
-Creation of the Office of War Mobilization headed by Former Supreme Court Justice James F. Byrnes
-Applications for ration books

Ends abruptly.
-Rubber strike ends

[Poor quality original.]

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68911
Municipal archives id: LT198