CONGRESS: Death and Taxes

Outside the U. S. Treasury last week, as usual, stood the time-mellowed, unsmiling bronze statue of First Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Inside, as usual, sat time-harried, unsmiling Henry Morgenthau Jr., 50th Secretary.

On Mr. Morgenthau's balding brow the cares of his office were writ large. Snappishly he told newsmen: "Every day we get that much closer to the limit, but . . . that's Congress' worry, not mine. I'm not worrying about it," said worried Mr. Morgenthau, "I'm only the paymaster."

What Mr. Morgenthau said he was not worrying about was the U....

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