THE CONGRESS: By Their Fruits

Congressmen could not go home for Christmas with easy minds. Before they left Washington, they would get Harry Truman's message on the long-range European Recovery Program. That would need much mulling over. In the new year, it would generate long and bitter debate.

But most Congressmen could at least go home feeling well satisfied with the fruits of their extra-session labors. They had made a jerky start toward tackling the fractious problem of U.S. inflation (see The Nation). Most important of all, they had completed the emergency task of providing U.S. dollars to fight hunger, cold and Communism abroad.

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