THE PRESIDENCY: The Devil's Dues

"I came over here," said Harry Truman to a roomful of bankers in Washington's Carlton Hotel last week, "to let you know, in spite of certain information which has been pretty well distributed, that I do not wear horns and I haven't a tail." The bankers laughed heartily.

This week the President sent his tax message to Congress. It was by no means all the devil's work. In asking Congress for $1 billion in additional taxes, Harry Truman did aim a pitchfork jab in the general direction of big estates and corporate profits. To another section of business he was...

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