National Affairs: Plum Tree

Last week was the time for the party to come to the aid of all good men. So thought many a Democratic Congressman who for three months had obediently taken his legislative orders from President Roosevelt in the expectation of patronage rewards at the session's end. Waiting to be distributed were thousands upon thousands of jobs ripening on the Administration's plum tree since March 4. New legislation had created thousands more. Because most of these new emergency jobs were not put under civil service, the National Civil Service Reform League last week loudly...