tions would be ended with Willkie's election. "Why? Because when
he is elected the opportunities in this country will be so great one will
not need to aspire to public office." (cf Commonweal, July 12).
"The question is what set of forces, economic and social, are to conduct our government--the historic American processes or some new
and somewhat foreign methods of concentrated control",--Farley,
( Life, Jy. 8) "A vital struggle for power . . . has begun", a 'Financial Service', Washington, D.C., writes, "a struggle that will affect, for
the next four years, the relations between business and government.
Within each party, which blocs, what opinions, will prevail?" (3) July 9, 1940
Stimson"said he had nothing whatever to do with organization of the
committee aside from attending two luncheon meetings". He gave his age as
73, asserted his appointment had "no relation to politics whatever". He maintained that British warships should be permitted to use Atlantic ports and navy
yards. He realized that he had been called a "war monger". Asked if he
were a member of the law firm of Putnam and Roberts, counsel for Wendell
Willkie's Commonwealth and Southern, he admitted he had "offices with
Willkie "had the formidable research ability of Raymond Leslie Buell, an
able scholar of international affairs and a pre-quarantine advocate of collective
security. Mr. Buell was research director of the Foreign Policy Association
which is part of the Carnegie Endowment network of collective security organizations whose logical offspring is the Committee to Defend America by Aiding
the Allies. To join Willkie's staff he resigned as Round Table editor of Fortune. Willkie's closest adviser is Russell W. Davenport, former chairman of
the board of editors of Fortune, whose particular interventionist enthusiasm is Clarence Streit "Union Now"". ( Uncensored, Sept. 28, 1940)
A 6-page Supplement to Bulletin #65, sent confidentially to Senators,
Representatives and publicists, gave much additional information in regard to Willkie. Only a little is here reprinted.
"The president of this company ( Consumers Power Company) is Mr. Wendell L. Willkie, who with a small group of associates owning a few million
dollars worth of the common stock of Commonwealth & Southern, controls this
billion dollar utility empire covering eleven states and uses this method of political control as a matter of company policy", said Paul H. Todd, formerly chairman
of the Michigan Public Utilities Commission, in an address at Washington April 29, 1939.
"This $13,000,000,000 industry has the best-organized political machine in
the United States today, down to precincts and townships, and is one of the