FISCAL: For 1936

The 17,300,000 votes for the New Deal, cast by U. S. citizens on Nov. 6, gave Franklin Roosevelt a mountain' of political prestige. Last week he used it all when he presented Congress with his 1936 budget. Without ostentation he dropped one pregnant sentence into his message: "I recommend that $4,000,000,000 be appropriated by the Congress in one sum, subject to allocation by the Executive principally for giving work to those unemployed on the relief rolls."

For a President to ask his fellow citizens to give him such a sum for disposal as...