Problems of Reconstruction

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER HI DEVELOPMENT OF WAR CONTROL (Continued) Fuel Administration The Food Act conferred the authority for control not only of foods and feeds and factors necessary for their production, but also for fuel, including fuel oil and natural gas. The powers are ample for a thorough regulation of these industries. A statement of some of the provisions will make it clear that, as applied to fuel, these powers are more extensive than in the case of food products. According to section 25, the President is authorized and empowered "whenever and wherever in his judgment necessary for the efficient prosecution of the war, to fix the price of coal and coke, wherever and whenever sold, either by producer or dealer, to establish rules for the regulation of and to regulate the method of production, sale, shipment, dis


tribution, apportionment, or storage thereof among dealers and consumers, domestic or foreign." 1 In the event that producers or dealers fail or neglect to conform to the prescribed regulations, or do not conduct their business efficiently under control, or manage it in a manner prejudicial to the public interest, the President is' authorized "inevery such case to requisition and take over the plant, or business, and all appurtenances thereof belonging to such producer or dealer as a going concern, and to operate or cause the same to be operated in such a manner and through such agency as he may direct during the period of the war or for such part of said time as in his judgment may be necessary." Provisions are made for payment in such a contingency. Further, if the President is of the opinion that he can better provide for the common defense, he is empowered to "require any or all producers of coal and coke, either in any special area or in any special coal fields, or ... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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