National Affairs: Relief at Last

Last week President Hoover had a Relief Bill he could sign. Speaker Garner had his Masses v. Classes campaign issue. The needy had what the White House would have denounced last year as a $300,000,000 Federal "dole." Reconstruction Finance Corp. had an increase of $1,800,000,000 in its capital. Private industry and individuals had an oblique chance to borrow from the Government. Taxpayers had a peephole through which to identify R. F. C. borrowers. And the country at large had a four-month rest from Congress.

Passage of the revised relief bill took five days, compared...

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