U.S. at War: Meals for a Czar

Faithful James F. Byrnes, who gave up a $20,000-a-year lifetime job on the Supreme Court for a touch-&-go future as economic czar, began to wonder last week how he could balance his budget. Federal administrative jobs usually pay $10,000 a year. Out of that would go $7,000 to pay taxes on this year's income, $3,200 for rent on his Shoreham Hotel apartment. Even if he never ate a meal, Jimmy Byrnes was $200 in the red.

So, strictly from hunger, Byrnes called the Budget Bureau. Said he, wryly: He could wangle one meal...

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