THE PRESIDENCY: Snow on the Lawn

Franklin Roosevelt, who loves a political fight, last week was in one up to his elbows. He was putting a squeeze on those gentlemen in Congress who wanted to cut down the Relief appropriation for the next five months from $875,000,000 to $725,000,000. Fortnight ago when the House passed the bill (397-to-16) with the lower figure there was some suspicion that the President had laid a political trap for Congressional economizers. Last week, whether or not he helped to lay the trap, he helped to squeeze its jaws shut.

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