An unimportant appropriation bill lay on the President's desk, a bill to provide funds for the Communications Commission. He put his signature to it and then had a press release issued commenting on the event. The release did not concern the bill itself but an amendment tagged on it by Congress: a caboose setting forward from July i to April i the date for restoring the last 5% of the 15% Federal pay-cut made in 1933.

Said the President's release: "This decision of the Congress will . . . constitute an additional charge...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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