National Affairs: Wheat, Hurricane, Roaches

Less than a month ago President Hoover warned Congress, meaning chiefly the Senate, to be economical (TIME. March 10). The Senate was resentful. The House sent the Senate a $48,000,000 deficiency appropriation bill. Last week, when the Senate had passed this bill, the outlay had risen to $171,000,000. But the Senate was not to blame for this apparent extravagance. Practically all increases had been made at the request of President Hoover: an extra $100,000,000 for the Federal Farm Board's wheat market operations, $3,000,000 for Porto Rican hurricane relief. $7,000,000 for seeds for flood-stricken...

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