National Affairs: Work Done

Last week the President:

¶Signed bills 1) extending rent controls until July 31, and 2) authorizing daylight saving time for the District of Columbia each summer at the discretion of the district commissioners—thus putting an end to the annual wrangles in Congress over the District's daylight time.

¶Sent Congress a reorganization plan for the Export-Import Bank, to abolish a cumbersome board of directors, concentrate management in a single director.

¶¶Ordered Robert D. Murphy to stay on in Japan, with ambassadorial rank, as an adviser to General Mark Clark during Korean peace negotiations.


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