Pot & Kettle

To Washington, armed with two Bureau of Standards thermometers and a deep suspicion of how well the Government obeyed its own heat-rationing orders, went Baltimore Sun Reporter Carroll E. Williams.

Back to his Baltimore city room went Reporter Williams to write a front-page expose: he had found the average Government building temperature to be 76 degrees. Unreported was an incidental finding: While Reporter Williams wrote his story, his thermometers showed that the temperature at his own desk was 77.


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