National Affairs: Too Insecure a Sense ...

Obviously, with the boss himself shooting blows at Paul Douglas, the Senator from Illinois was fair game for the rest of the Administration. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer took aim at him with a peashooter.

Secretary Sawyer had been asked for his opinion on a bill Douglas is earnestly trying to write, to set up some kind of ethical standards of conduct in Government. Douglas, though a Democrat, makes no bones of his distaste for recent chapters in Truman Administration history, especially the ones headed Deepfreezes, mink coats and questionable RFC loans. But Secretary Sawyer is unimpressed; a listing of reprehensible practices...

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