National Affairs: Ditch Up, Dam Down

"Passamaquoddy, Passamaquoddy," mused Majority Leader Joe Robinson in the Senate one day last week. "You know, I like that word. It has a pleasant sound."

Fact was that to most Democrats, including Senator Robinson, Passamaquoddy had by last week become one of the unpleasantest words in the language. Apparently doomed were this $36,000,000 Maine tide-harnessing project and the $146,000,000 Florida Ship Canal when, after Congress had refused to appropriate money to continue them, President Roosevelt washed his hands of the two ventures. He had started them on relief money without consulting Congress, now...

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