"I Have a Right to Ask . . ."
Congress suddenly turned a hard, dollar-conscious stare on the U.S. Army & Navy. Total U.S. war bill since July 1940: $331 billion (roughly $10,000 per U.S. family).
Last week, before the Senate gave the Army its biggest sum yet, $71 billion, several Senators gave the Army a quick combing-over:
> Said Virginia's closefisted Harry F. Byrd: "War expenditures . . . have been unnecessarily extravagant and wasteful. . . ."
> Said Missouri's neat, grey Harry S. Truman: "Tremendous sums of money are simply being thrown...