THE PRESIDENCY: Waste Less

Ever since his return from Rio, President Truman had tried to make up his mind whether or not he should call a special session of Congress. There was increasing pressure on him to call one. Without some stopgap, immediate help, some European nations might not be able to hold out. But there was no telling what

Congress might not do, once it was summoned. It might even want to reduce taxes. Last week Harry Truman thought he had found a way out: he would call in congressional leaders and let them help decide.

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