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Supplement Am. Mun. L. Rev. 1 (1942)

handle is hein.journals/ammunlr8 and id is 1 raw text is: MUNICIPAL LAW SURVEY

A MONTHLY REVIEW
OF CAE LAW, LEGISLATION
ADMINISTRATIVE REGU,ATIONS
AND LEGAL, LITERArULRE 

Supplementing THE AMERICAN MUNICIPAL LAW REVIEW
Published by THE SECTION OF MUNICIPAL LAW  OF THE AMERICAN- BAROA  IATION
Edited by the LEGAL RESEARCH BUREAU OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Harry J. Fr frector

BARNET HODES, Chairman
ROBERT C. BROWN
AMBROSE FULLER
Publication Office:
150 Fremont Street
Worcester, Mass.

Joint Committee on Research and Publications
FRANK H. SOMMER, Vice-Chairman
HARRY J. FREEMAN
THOMAS H. REED
American Bar Association
1140 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Ill.

ARNOLD FRYE, Secretary
RUFUS D. SMITH
CHARLES W. TOOKE
Editorial Office:
100 Washington Square East
New York, N. Y.

This Issue: 15 Pages

THE WAR EMERGENCY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Fiscal and Economic Problems
FiNANciNo THE WAR: A      Symposium. Tax Institute.
Philadelphia, 1942. Pp. 366. $2.50. (Bibliography and
Index). In this, the first work of its kind to appear since
the United States entered the war, the Tax Institute has
furnished an overall blueprint for the nation to follow if
we are to avoid the devastating spiral of inflation. The
book comprises eighteen chapters covering various phases
of war finance and prepared by as many experts. Prob-
lems of war finances in broad outline are presented by
Robert Warren of Princeton University and Homer Jones,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A critique of the
excess profits tax is given by F. E. Seidman. Avoidance
of inflation is a paramount objective in any system of
financing a war, and this problem is treated by the fol-
lowing contributors: Denzel C. Cline, Michigan State Col-
lege; Alzada Comstock, Mount Holyoke College; Simeon
E. Leland, University of Chicago; Harley L. Lutz, Prince-
ton University; Albert Gailord Hart, Iowa State College;
Charles C. Abbott, Harvard University; and E. Gordon
Keith, University of Pennsylvania. Possibilities of adjust-
ments to ease the impact of war taxes are discussed by
Walter W. Heller, University of Wisconsin; Charles L.
Kades, Assistant General Counsel, Treasury Department;
Chester B. Pond, New York State Department of Taxation
and Finance; and Charles P. White, University of Ten-
nessee. The experience of warring countries offers valuable
object lessons to the planners of. our fiscal policy. Brinley
Thomas of the British Embassy and William H. Wynne,
formerly of the Canadian Royal Commission on Dominion-
Provincial Relations, discuss the British and Canadian
systems of war finance. In the concluding section of the
book dealing with tariffs and international relations, Ben-
jamin B. Wallace of the United States Tariff Commission
and Grayson Kirk of Columbia University offer some
stimulating thoughts with  respect to postwar policy.
Financing the War is stimulating reading for the lawyer
concerned in any way with public affairs, and consequently
with the repercussions of the war upon the economic life
of the nation. (2-42-FLH)
NATIONAL DEENSE AND STATE FINANcE. By the Bureau
of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1941.
Pp. v, 180. Eleven principal papers read at a southwide

conference which met at the University of Alabama in
January and February 1941 to consider the effects of the
national defense problem have now been published. For
those interested in the long range effects of the war the
volume may be inspiring because it provides the reader
with: (1) analysis of the experiences of Australia and
Canada, (2) a competent summary of the economic con-
sequences of World War I in the United States, (3) out-
lines the possible results of defense and war economic
programs, (4) offers proposals by which the states may
prepare for the troublous times ahead. (2-42-FLH)
Housing
WARTIME HousING IN THE Nxw YORK METROPOLirAN
AREA.- Citizens' Housing Committee of New York, Inc.,
Feb. 1942. Mimeo. 25 pp., 25 cents. This pamphlet con-
tains statements concerning the problems of defense housing
prepared for the CHC by the Division of Defense Housing
Coordination, Federal Works Agency, Federal Housing
Administration, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, National
Resources Planning Board, and the New York State Divi-
sion of Housing. The authors are well-known experts and
administrators in the housing and planning field. As the
subtitle indicates, the statements set forth what the Federal
and State agencies are doing and what they ask local public
bodies and civic organizations to do. (2-42-FLH)
Municipal Personnel
MrrIARY SERVicE AND DUAL OnmcE HOLDING.- The con-
stitutional provision that no one holding a position of
trust or profit under the Federal Government shall hold
an office in the state for which he receives remuneration,
was held to apply to a Mayor, who was also a Reserve
Major, recalled, in the U. S. Army. Comwmonwealth ex
rel. Crow v. Smith (Penn., Jan., 1942) 23 A. (2d) 440.
(2-42-MD)
Post War Reconstruction
URBAN REDEvELOPMENT AND HousING.- National Plan-
ning Association, Wash., D. C. (Plann. Pamph. No. 10)
Dec., 1941. Pp. 24. 25 cents.-This pamphlet presents,
in outline form, programs for post war reconstruction, as
advocated by Mr. George Grier and Prof. Alvin H. Hansen

March, 1942

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