The Press: Ribber

Monday mornings, the 2,000,000-odd readers of Joe Patterson's New York Daily News start the week with a good slug of anti-New Dealism called Capitol Stuff. Its author is the News's sardonic, dapper, Roosevelt-baiting Washington correspondent John O'Donnell. Last week Ribber O'Donnell was in fine choleric fettle.

His subject was OWI's proposed budget of $100,000,000 — "a tidy sum which should make us an arsenal of adjectives, producing an abundance of words and phrases for domestic consumption, with a mighty surplus for lend-lease to the Allies." What really inspired him, though, was a new opportunity to rib "Brother" Archibald MacLeish—"bereaved parent of the...

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