GOVERNMENT: Curtailment of Red Tape

> A Massachusetts businessman with only three office workers has to let one of them work full time on questionnaires from Washington.

> A big rubber company spends $100,000 a year answering Government questions.

Last week Senator Murray (D., Mont.) reported these and 40,000 similar replies to a questionnaire asking businessmen what they thought of all the Federal questionnaires they have to answer. (In 1938, they came to 135,000,000-but that was before defense made things five times worse.)

From coast to coast, Senator Murray's inquiry raised a long and agonized groan about "whimsical demands," "inexplicable duplication," burdensome costs. Donald Nelson...

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