National Affairs: New Clown

Last year Theodore L. Moritz was trained in the school of political circus master: he was secretary to Mayor McNair of Pittsburgh. Last autumn he got his diploma in clowning: Pittsburgh elected him to Congress. Last week connoisseurs, who expected much of his political antics, discovered to their surprise that the first bill introduced by Mr. Moritz contained the seeds of great good sense.

Its terms were simple: to appropriate $435,000,000 for the building of homes to rent for $20 a month, the appropriation to be spent by the 435 Representatives, each...