THE CONGRESS: Veto Overridden

President Truman fired off his first veto to the new 82nd Congress. It was promptly overridden by the House, which added that he used to feel differently about such things when he was plain Senator Harry S. Truman (D., Mo.).

The reminder came from Georgia's crusty Democrat Carl Vinson, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Earlier this year, Vinson heard that the Defense Department was seeking to lease two luxurious Washington apartment houses. He rushed through a bill providing that armed forces' real-estate transactions involving $10,000 or more must be cleared...

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