THE PRESIDENCY: No Fool, the Mule

Among the 137 bills that cluttered the President's desk at the height of the congressional adjournment crush last week was H.R. 9087 for the relief of one H. Dale Madison. It was one of the innumerable private relief bills which Congressmen grind out for their constituents like links from a sausage machine.

Attached for President Truman's perusal was the required Budget Bureau summary of the bill and the fact behind it. Madison was a California farmer who had rented to the Forest Service a stallion known as Man of War Jr. One night on the trail, Man of War Jr....

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