National Affairs: Moralists at Work

Both Harry Truman and New Hampshire's Charles Tobey like to bugle about the deplorable state of U.S. moral values. Last week they blew at each other, and the noises sounded a little tinny all around.

Senator Tobey started things at a secret session of the Senate subcommittee investigating the Reconstruction Finance Corp. (TIME, March 5). The President, he told the Senators, had telephoned him last month to warn that the White House "had the goods on a great many" Congressmen who had taken fees for influencing RFC loans. This sounded like either the makings of a first-rate scandal or a brazen attempt...

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