THE GOVERNMENT: $471 a Year

Franklin Roosevelt's familiar, oft-reiterated assertion that "one-third of a nation [is] ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished" has been cited by New Dealers as justification for vast Governmental spending.

Last week it seemed that Franklin Roosevelt's estimate would have to be revised— upward. For a searching report on Consumer Incomes in the U. S. by the National Resources Committee demonstrated that nearly one-half of the nation fitted the President's dismal description.

The National Resources Committee, composed of a number of Cabinet members, New Deal economists and liberal businessmen, considers its job "the most complete...