National Affairs: Bonus-Burst

Almost overnight last week a little, suppressed idea burst upon the nation as a full-fledged legislative movement. The little idea: that the U. S. pay its World War Veterans their adjusted-compensation certificates (commonly called "The Bonus") in cash, and NOW.

The little idea had flashed across some veteran's brain last summer. He passed it on; presently it was advocated by a large minority of the American Legion, on these counts: 1) the Government did not issue almost unnegotiable certificates to the railroads and contractors for their War losses; 2) it would put new, Depression-raising...

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