U.S. At War: Mr. Morgenthau Pays a Call

With the air of a man looking over his shoulder, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. slipped quietly into the Capitol last week. He walked quickly through the corridors, shouldered his way past a group of sightseers, disappeared through an office door.

Inside, at a lunch table set for two, sat North Carolina's stubborn, gnarled old Congressman Robert L. Doughton, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. For embarrassed Mr. Morgenthau, the lunch was doubtless a painful experience. For Mr. Doughton, it was a gala, never-to-be-forgotten occasion.

Mr. Morgenthau had seldom paid...

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