National Affairs: Swindle Sheet

Too commonplace for comment by most Washington correspondents are the traditional and legalized forms of petty graft practiced by Senators and Representatives at taxpayers' expense. To initiate voters into this Congressional mystery William Pickett Helm, oldtime syndicate writer, has written Washington Swindle Sheet published this week by Albert & Charles Boni of Manhattan. Taking as his text the official audit of the Senate's miscellaneous outlay for fiscal 1931, Mr. Helm shows how Senators pad their pockets.

Prime source of profit is "mileage," paid at the rate of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!