National Affairs: Early Licks

This week, Harry Truman reluctantly and with "deep disappointment" signed the anti-inflation bill sent to him by the Republican-led Congress, and then set out to make some political ammunition from his action. In a note to Congress he said:

"At a time when nearly everyone in this nation is feeling the pressure of exorbitant prices, the Congress has enacted a bill that is pitifully inadequate. . . . The meager authority contained in the bill will be utilized to the fullest extent by the Government, but the public must not be misled into believing that this bill will do the...

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