The Administration was giving proper care and feeding to the Democrats defeated in last autumn's Republican landslide. Out of scores of Democratic lame ducks, many were already back on the Federal payroll. In OPA were Michigan's ex-Senator Prentiss M. Brown and Iowa's ex-Senator Clyde L. Herring. Some others:
James M. Barnes, ex-Congressman from Illinois; appointed by Franklin Roosevelt last week to be one of his anonymous White House assistants; salary: $10,000.
John M. Houston, ex-Congressman from Kansas; appointed last week to NLRB; salary: $10,000.
Josh Lee, ex-Senator from Oklahoma; appointed to Civil Aeronautics...