Taxes: Muzzled Ox

When Harry Truman zeroed in on the Marine Corps and its "propaganda machine" last fall (TIME, Sept. 18), everyone in Seattle expected ex-Marine Joseph P. Adams to let loose an earsplitting wail. Joe, as regional head of the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association and onetime (1947-49) state Director of Aeronautics, was himself a prime, uninhibited propagandist. But Joe just gulped, for he was also a Democrat, and went on quietly politicking for Truman.

This week, as the Good Book commands, the muzzled ox got fed. Harry Truman nominated loyal Joe Adams for a six-year, null term as a member of the Civil...