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Memorandum for General Ulio
January 30, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]
At the Cabinet meeting today, Mr. McNutt spoke to the Secretary regarding the CCC, and gave the impression that he, McNutt, had no particular ax to grind, merely wanted to know our views.1
He was told that the War Department proposal was to take it over completely or to release it completely. The Secretary asked me which course I would favor if the choice were mine. I told him that while we could use the CCC, I thought, to good effect, yet probably we would be diverted from many of our purposes by outside interference, and therefore if left the free choice, we would drop it.
If you disagree with this, will you let me know?
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. The War Department had shared responsibility for running the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) since its inception in 1933, although since July 1, 1939, the C.C.C. had been part of the Federal Security Agency, which was administered by Paul V. McNutt. Active C.C.C. operations ceased after June 30, 1942.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 90.