National Affairs: Ickes v. McCarl

On the desk of Comptroller General John Raymond McCarl, whom President Roosevelt lately made watchdog of all emergency as well as regular Government expenditures, lay last week warrants for $100,000,000 worth of Treasury disbursements to Federal Housing Corp. Comptroller McCarl, without whose signature no Government money may be spent, refused to countersign. To Secretary of the Interior Ickes, FHC president, he explained: FHC, set up under the National Industrial Recovery Act, was to be a permanent organization, whereas its parent agency was an emergency one. That did not look legal.

Secretary Ickes' thick jaw...

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