Unlike most of his predecessors, President Roosevelt does not hesitate to take vacations from Washington while Congress is in session. Last week, after seven weeks of a very dull session, he decided to slip away for four or five days of fun. Against his trip was the fact that it meant postponing his recommendation for new taxes, which Congress was impatiently awaiting in order to perform its election-year duty of going home as quickly as possible. In favor of it was the fact that Secretary Morgenthau was absent attending the funeral of...

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