National Affairs: Heavy Weather

The President and Congress were snarling at each other; the gap between them was greater than ever. New Hampshire's Senator Charles Tobey angrily exhibited a peculiar example of Presidential rancor (see The Congress). At memorial services for Franklin Roosevelt in the House chamber this week, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, ruffled as a wet hen over Harry Truman's rejection of his advice on the OPA bill, stiffly snubbed the President's overture of friendship. For Harry Truman's pat on his arm, the Kentucky Senator had only a formal nod.

Last week the President also:

¶ Accepted the resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor Rexford Guy...

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