National Affairs: Hat & Handkerchief

Last week Chairman Pat Harrison and his friends on the Senate Finance Committee put a white handkerchief into a hat and pulled out the same handkerchief with a rabbit painted on it. In short, they took the Bonus Bill passed by the House (TIME, Jan. 20) and wrote an entirely new bill, almost identical in effect. That was magic for it removed the political curse of the House bill, which had been frankly dictated by the three powerful veterans' lobbies, and substituted a bill that the veterans had not dictated but which satisfied them...

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