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Congressman Voorhis Speaks from Washington D.C
Voorhis, Jerry, 1901-1984
Date Created and/or Issued
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Claremont Colleges Library
California Revealed from Claremont Colleges Library
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Congressman Voorhis speaks about the importance of handing greater power to the U.S. Congress, and of creating an international organization, both measures that could prevent the outbreak of another world war. He also discusses war-time economics, believing that the government should have sole authority to print war bonds and currency, and arguing against the power wielded by big banks. Voorhis has a book titled “Out of Debt, Out of Danger" that outlines a strategy to tackle the national debt and to create a healthy, post-war economy. He argues for the creation of a non-political government entity that would supervise minting money to guard against inflation. He then goes on to speak on behalf of servicemen unable to vote overseas, and warns against the dangers of isolationist foreign policy. He outlines tasks that the Democratic Party must see to in order to win in the 1944 elections; these include enlarging social security, ensuring benefits for veterans, fighting against monopolies, and taking responsibility for harsh tax measures during the war. His final two addresses include topics such as school lunches, oil drilling in Southern California, and recent tax bills that have gone before Congress. Audio Notes: All recording have static throughout. Part 1 audio starts at 0:11, ends at 14:42. Part 2 audio starts 00:13, ends at 14:16. Part 3 audio begins at 0:12, ends at 12:46. Part 4 audio starts at 0:11, ends at 14:22. Part 5 audio starts at 0:12, ends at 11:51. Part 6 audio begins at 0:11, ends at 13:00. Part 7 audio starts at 0:11, ends at 11:21.Additional Descriptive Notes: Sound Studios Inc. of Washington D.C. Disc 1 - 1943-09-23 Disc 2 - 1943-10-07 Disc 3 - 1943-12-13 Disc 4 - 1944-01-04 Disc 5 - 1944-01-13 Disc 6 - 1944-01-27 Disc 7 - 1944-02-24 Disc 8 - 1944-03-29 Disc 9 - 1944-04-03 Disc 10 - 1944-04-14 Disc 11 - 1944-06-08
Lacquer disc
11 Discs of 11
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United States--Politics and government
United States. Congress
Economics--United States
United States. Constitution
World War, 1939-1945
Oil wells
United Nations
Claremont Colleges Library
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