I’ve reported before on the tireless efforts of the Bureau of the Budget under Brig. Gen. Lord to root out government waste and to drive down the deficit.
In a bit of correspondence from 1928, it appears that Gen. Lord didn’t shy away from demanding that the White House join in these efforts. This is all a bit quaint, but sometimes one wishes the government would be as savings-minded as it was in Coolidge’s day.
Here, Lord relates a new scheme to place a reminder of the cost of letters on each correspondence clerk’s desk: