THE CONGRESS: Economy's End

Old Chairman Carter Glass* of the Senate Appropriations Committee, who remembers when the whole U. S. Govern-ment ran itself on a billion dollars a year, last week rose to his feet in horror. Before the Senate was a bill appropriating $1,218,000,000 to run the Department of Agriculture in fiscal 1940. He earnestly asked unanimous consent to reconsider the $383,000,000 which the Senate had added to the House version of the bill. Would not his colleagues give second thought before approving the biggest Farm Bill in U. S. history?

"I object," shouted Wisconsin's young Bob La Follette.

Defeated, Carter Glass sat down. Another...

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