THE CONGRESS: Indian-Giving

Last week for the first time the 73rd Congress turned Indian-giver on President Roosevelt. Last year, in the first flush of the New Deal, it had delegated to him enormous executive power to purge the veterans' pension roll and readjust government wages as a means of balancing the ordinary budget. Last week, under the lash of two of the most potent lobbies in Washington, it snatched back that power from the White House and returned pension reform to the pork barrel.

The issue stemmed directly from the Economy Act which the new Congress passed in March...