National Affairs: Budgetmen

From a Brooklyn pier one day last week steamed away the S. S. Coamo, Porto Rico-bound. Aboard her were eleven men who composed a commission going to Santo Domingo to establish a budget system in that little republic.* Chief Budgetman was Charles Gates Dawes, first U. S. Budget Director (1921-22). To limit expenses, most of the Commissioners paid their own bills. Santo Domingo will be billed only $10,000 for the job, which will require from three to six weeks. No Commissioner took a golf club, fishing tackle or a valet. Work, not...

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