National Affairs: How to Save Money

Looking around wildly for some way to save money with a minimum of local political pain, the House Appropriations Committee last week seized on a favorite target: foreign aid. Last week it whacked the European recovery appropriation down $629 million to $4.6 billion, and sliced $150 million out of the $1 billion appropriation for U.S.-occupied areas. Promptly, the alarms sounded.

Up to Capitol Hill scurried ECAdministrator Paul Hoffman, who had spent anxious months justifying the appropriations. To Republican Leader Joseph Martin and Republican Tightwad John Taber, Salesman Hoffman made an urgent, timely appeal....

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