Foreign News: Churchill Into Bed

The naturally ruddy cheeks of Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill were flushed by fever, last week, on the morning when his new Budget (TIME, May 7) came up for debate in the House of Commons.

Characteristically the Chancellor ignored the warning of his doctor's thermometer, and rushed impetuously into the verbal fray. He found the Laborites preparing to attack his new tax on petroleum fuels from a shrewd angle. They were about to plead with fervor the cause of the-poor-man-with-a-kerosene-lamp.

Since the rural lamp burning vote is combustible, Chancellor Churchill acted with instant decision, and extinguished the Labor attack by announcing that...

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