RELIEF: Toilet Kit Tempest

Having been in office three months, the Roosevelt Administration last week blundered into what Republicans tried to whip up as its first "scandal." At the demand of Wyoming's Republican Carey the Senate Military Affairs Committee began to investigate the Civilian Conservation Corps' purchase of toilet kits for jobless workers-in-the-woods.

Senator Carey contended that by awarding a contract to Be Vier & Co., Inc. of Manhattan to supply 200,000 kits at $1.40 each, Director Robert Fechner of the C. C. C. had wasted $216,000 of the Government's money, since the Army could...

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