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D f . l T OF I · ; , . " 11 r S M O I o; ( -J I · · NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS NO. 129 More About Third Term White House Wants Press to Say F. R. Opposes It. the reason wny By CHARLES F. STEWART. A S H I N G T O N , (C P A ) -- T h e white house has b. e e n permitting hints to leak out of late t h a t President Roosevelt h a s no intention o£ seeking a third term in the executive m a n- sion. I myself have nibbled a li'.tle at this bait. So h a v e o t h e r W a s h i n g t o n corr e s p o n d - enls. H o w e v er, the administration encourages it is obvious: It is aware that third term gossip is prevalent and wants io give the impression that there is nothing in it. · Not necessarily that the president would balk at a third, but he prefers not to have it forecast so early. Third term possibilities hinge largely upon the outcome of the supreme court controversy. Take More Time. It the presidential plan for the high tribunal's reorganization is adopted, by congress its author undoubtedly will retire early in 1941, turning over to his successor a governmental system altered in accordance with his liking. But if "congress turns him down he will have to fall back upon the slower method of effecting 'reorganization by constitutional amendment. Such a proposed amendment almost inevitably still will be pending in 1940, and "F. D." simply will have to be drafted to see it through. Too Soon Now. Nevertheless, it is too soon now for him to like to have it talked about. . : . ' All the same, the intimation that third term suggestions aie base-Jess has^giyen rise to considerable tpecu'anon as to 1940 democratic presidential candidacies. At the present juncture the individuals "whose names, m especial, sre frequently mentioned are: Gov. George H. Earle ot Pennsylvania, Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan and Secretary ot Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. Secretary Wallace, with his republican antecedents, may seem like a remote democratic possibility. Still,'.parly lines arc so completely shot to pieces today t h a t the past does not signify much. And Wallace is an extraordinarily good publicist of himself. Momentarily Murphy is in the limelight, because of his capable handling of sitdown strike difficulties. Yet they may be forgotten three years hence. Earle has wonderful chances i{ he makes the most of them--and has luck. Earle's Qualifications. Earle, comparatively young, has not established the national reputation that Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt already had attained to at his time of life. For. all that, he has the credit, among democratic politicians, o£ having redeemed, to their party, the traditionally overwhelmingly republican stale of Pennsylvania. And Pennsylvania not only s politically pivotal; it is industrially pivotal also. In the next few months Earle wil face three tremendous capilal- and-labor crises--anthracite coal, bituminous coal and steel. Two "Lean" Years. If Earle muffs these opportunities?---all is ended. ' If he adequately avails himself of them his prominence becomes countrywide automatically.' He has one handicap: His gubernatorial term will end with 1D38 and he c a n n o t succeed himself. Therefore, successful as he may have been, he will have a two year hiatus within which to have been forgotlen before presidential 1940. He wants' to.bridge that interval by coming to the senate. Senator Joseph F. G u f f c y of Pennsylvania notoriously does not w a n t him to come--jealousy. And t h a t , Earle, is formidable. Smooth Talker With Gold Teeth Sought DES MOINES, (/PJ--The state insurance department broadcast a warning over the state-police radio Friday to be on the lookout ior a "smooth talker with prominent gold teeth" who is wanted in six states for "fraudulent insurance sales." The bulletin said the man has been operating at Clarinda, Shen~ andoah, Des Moincs and Ames, selling fraudulent health, accident and life policies. The department said he claims to represent a company of Springfield, Mass., but a c t u a l l y has no connection w i t h it and is not licensed to sell insurance of any description in Iowa.- HOUSE PASSES HOMESTEAD BILL ONLY TWO "NO" VOTES CAST ON FINAL PASSAGE Iowa Senate Delays Debate on Motor Vehicle Bill to Wednesday. DES MOINES, (#)--With only- two dissenting votes, the Iowa house of representatives Friday passed the senate homestead tax relief bill and returned it to the upper chamber for concurrence in minor amendments. Final vote after more- than a week of deliberation was. 102 to 2, with four house members absent or not voting. Opposing the measure were representatives C. G. Johnson (D) of Marathon, and Representative Henry Fox (D) of Elma. Before taking its final vote, the lower house rejected a proposed "substitute bill by Johnson to exempt non-residents from the sales tax, and also to restrict them from benefits of homestead exemption. This vote was 78 to 26. The Johnson bill proposed to allocate sales tax revenues back for property tax relief, as done at present. "Rough and Tumble." Action by the house climaxed a morning of "rough and tumble'' debate and after that b o d y _ h a d reversed its position of yesterday by adding to the homestead bill a provision to limit the millage credit to 25 mills for every dollar of eligible homestead valuation. Otherwise the senate measure was but little altered. It provides for exemption to homestead owners on the first $2,500 of assessed valuation by providing for allocation of three- point revenue funds_for that purpose after allocating also for direct relief and for old age assistance Friends of the bill s a y ' i t will provide from $8,000,000 to $10,000,000 annually to reduce direct property taxation while providing also for old age assistance and for relief. Re-Enaets Sales Tax. The bill re-enacts the sales tax and from its income plus revenue under the income tax allocates $5,500,000 for tl\e old age pension f u n d , and ?2,000,000 annually to the emergency relief administration fund. As it came from the senate the bill though subjected to repeated and vigorous attacks and attempts to amend was revamped only with respect to the millage credit limit; to provide that adopted children might be given the exemption benefits, and to provide that 1937 valuations shall be the basis for determining 1338 benefits. It also was revised to delete a requirement that persons eligible to receive homestead benefits should be residents of me state for 9 months of the year, rewording this section to apply the act to "residents of the state of Iowa who own a hostemead." Johnson Bill Fought. Through the tense closing hours of debate on the homestead plan, proponents of the senate mea.surc clashed s h a r p l y w i t h advocates oC t h e Johnson b i l l . The Buena Visla county lawmaker, declaring his bill to be the only equitable plan for Iowa rural residents, held it would bring f u l l y 52,000,000 more into use for homestead relief than the other measure. He held also that allocations proposed from three point revenues would require an additional stale levy. Johnson and Rep. Ove T. Roe (D) ot Waukon, carried the brunt of the f i g h t for the non-resident proposal. The latter said farm tenancy might be reduced u n d e r the Johnson bill. Rep. Roy J. Sours (R) of Charles City, and flood leader in the movement to obtain adoption ot the senate bill, at one point in" the heated debate, removed his coat to move about more freely as he talked. He defended the sen- ale measure as being f a i r and just to both u r b a n and r u r a l areas. Take Wcck-Encl Recess. This bit of major legislation disposed of, the house took a week-end recess u n t i l Monday. At the same time, the senate decided to postpone u n t i l next Wednesday consideration of the other major proposal before the legislature--the bill to create a separate state motor vehicle department, enlarge the highway patrol and rewrite t r a f f i c safety laws. The bill itself and suggested amendments were placed in the hands of a steering committee for study. Although Senator William S. Beardsley (R) of New Virginia, chief sponsor of the senate motor vehicle bill, asked the senate to go ahead wilh debate today, the motion to defer was voled, 32 lo 17. Krasn Spcctl Limit. Shortly before, the senate voted, 29 lo 19, to erase from the LOOK INSIDE FOR- LUISE RAINER Rainer and Muni Win Academy Film Awards ON PAGE 11 Drowning, Gas Take 2 Howard County Lives ON PAGE 5 Opposition to C. I. 0. Labor Drive Glowing ON PAGE 2 Mason City Wins Over Lions in Tourney Game ON PAGE 9 S~ Apologizes joi_ LaGuaidia's Kemarlcs ON PAGE 10 WELL DRILLER DIES IN BLAST 80 Year Old North lowan Killed as Dynamite in Car Explodes. E S T H E R V I L L E, (/P)--Dan Tuttle, about 80, Estherville well driller, was killed on a farm near here Friday when two sticks.of dynamite exploded in the back seat of an automobile in which he was sitting. The county coroner, called to the farm, termed Turtle's death "accidental" and said no inquest would be conducted. Tuttle, preparing to blasl..a well on the H. W. Damman farm, was in the back seat of the car inserting caps on the dynamite sticks when Ihe accident occurred, the coroner said. The d y n a m i t e caps were attached lo a .storage battery by wire?, the coroner reported. The explosion m u t i l a t e d Tultle's body ,-,nd blew the top and doors of the car off. Pieces ot his clothing and bits of the automobile were scattered in the barnyard. Waldo Damman, H. W. Damman's son, and R. Wells, farmhand, said they saw parts of the automobile blown high in the air at the time of the explosion. No one else was in or near the car when the dynamite exploded, the coroner said. bill the 55 mile 'an hour speed l i m i t for daytime driving. The night speed limit of..45 miles an hour was temporarily retained. Earlier in its session the upper chamber passed a' house resolution calling for appointment of a joint committee to study the' problem of housing state departments which have overflowed into downtown Des Moines offica buildings. It also heard three senators-D. W. Kimberly (R) of Davenport, George Parker '(R) of Independence, and M. X. Geske (D) of McGregor--withdraw their names as co-authors of the senate liquor by the drink bill which is a companion to the Roan bill in the house. The three senators said they did not participate in writing the bill and did not know their names were to be listed as sponsors. 2,000 Employes Get Wage Boost of Tenth DUBUQUE, (fP--Ten per cent wage increases for approximately 2,000 employes of the Farley snd Leslcher and CHIT. Ryder and Adams Sash and Door factories were announced here, effective April 16. F.R. 's Talk Intensifies Court Fight Judge Orders Runyon Back to Sioux City SIOUX CITY, (fp)--A writ of habeas corpus, ordering immediate presentation in district court here of Thomas .1. Hunyon, 30, whom officers are holding for a Britt murder and two bank holdups, was issued Friday by District Judge F. H. Rice. The writ was against the sheriffs of Woodburj', Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties and Paul Gruber, state agent. Gruber and Russ Graham, also a state agent, Thursday took Runyon to Garner, and subsequently to Mason City, to the Cerro Gordo county jail. Defense attorneys, Carlos GolU and R a l p h Oliver, asserted issuance ot the writ was within this court's jurisdiction as the constant moving of Runyon made it impossible for them to determine immediately his whereabouts from hour io hour. North Iowa authorities Friday afternoon had not yet been notified of a district court order issued in Sioux City requesting the appearance there of Thomas J. Runyon. Meanwhile he was being held in the Cerro Gordo c o u n t y j a i l , as Hancock county authorities went ahead with the plans for the prosecution of Runyon on a first degree murder charge. Runyon, charged w i t h the murder oL James Zrosllik, Britt farmer, has been held lo the grand j u r y for the term of court opening at Garner on Monday. Judge Henry Graven will be on the bench for tbe fust time.-]n Hancock ·--, Found Dead in Auto of Monoxide Poison DES MOINES, (/P) -- George Cromley, 56, former operator of the Franklin and Randolph hotels here, was found dead of carbon- monoxide gas poisoning in his car Thursday night. Coroner A. 1C. Shaw said the death appeared to be accidental. TheWeather FORECAST IOWA: Fair Friday tiipht and Saturday; somewhat warmer in cast and south portions Friday nlgrht and in southeastern portion Saturday. MINNESOTA: Generally fail- Friday n i f f h t and Saturday; somewhat -warmer in Red River Valley Friday niffhl; .somewhat colder In north porlfon Saturday. · IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather f i g u r e s for 24 h o u r period ending nf 8 o'clock F r i d a y m o r n i n g : M a x i m u m Thursday .TS Above M i n i m u m In N i R h t 32 Ahovc At 8 A. M. Friday 34 Above V/ith almost a week of continuously melting temperature, practically all of North Iowa's blanket o( snow, which a month ago had attained a thickness of more than a foot, was gone Friday. Streams were swollen throughout this section but the flood conditions were mostly to the south. A pedigreed bulldog, A collie or hound Is apt to "go gypsy" \Vhen no one's around. To IRecover these rovers tne methods lhat dp.ds have found most effective are G.-G. "Lost" Ads. THIS AD BROUGHT LOST--Short haired female brindle with white markings, "Peggy." Reward. A. J. Thomson, South Oakwood, Clear Lake. HOME THE DOG Just Call Ihe Ad Taker at 3800 SPANISH REBELS ACCUSE FRANCE OF3EEKINGWAR London Air Defense Plan Revealed to British Parliament. SALAMANCA, Spain, (IP)--The Spanish insurgent regime Friday accused France of fomenting disturbances in Spanish Morocco in order to force a pretext for invading the territory held by Generalissimo Francisco Franco's armies. Declaring any attempt at aggression against Spanish Morocco would be met witii "an adequate reply," the insurgent diplomatic cabinet lodged a strong note of protest with all signatory powers to the algeciras convention. Franco's diplomatic cabinet announced the note "denounced maneuvers in the frontier region ot French and Spanish Morocco which permit the authorities of French Morocco, under pretext of re-establishing order and avoiding the danger ot exciting the natives of the territory, to i n v a d e our /.one, violating in this manner international conventions and creating a dangerous situation to the peace of Europe." The insurgent diplomatic s t a f f charged the French were secretly concentrating arms on the border and planned to introduce them into the Spanish Riff. CAGE OF t STCEL CABLES WOUUTDEEEND LONDON LONDON, (,'P)--The Britisl airforce disclosed its plan Friday to defend London from air attack by a cage o£ steel cables in asking parliament for appropriations that would boost the total 1037 cost of Britain's war machine to 269,739,000 pounds (51,348,695,000). The air ministry announced il.s expense estimates for the c u r r e n t year would reach B2,500,OOQ pounds ($412,500,000) m- more t h a n double the amount asked for last year. The royal air force, Viscount Swinlon, secretary nf state for air, announced, would be increased lo 70.DOO officers and men with a first line strength of 1,750 aircraft organized in 121 squadrons. '-. Ten special units of an auxiliary air force would be created, he declared, to operate a balloon barrage for the defense of London from the air. Huge Balloon Finals. Huge fleets of balloons, he explained, would be sent into the air at the first alarm of a hostile raid to drop a network of cables that would cage in the city and ensnare any enemy p l a n e t h a t tried to flash t h r o u g h . The air estimates disclosed by Lore] Swinton pushed the co?t of B r i t a i n ' s t r i p l e t h r e a t w a r machine beyond Die billion dolb;- murk with Us .$354,000,000 a d d i t i o n to the ?n'25,3.')5,000 asked by the navy and the $410,870,000 for th« army. The work of organizing the metropolitan air force. Lord Swinton said, was well advanced with orders for the balloons necessary t o ' l a y the cage over London already placed and some deliveries received/ Six Factories Planned. Six factories for the m a n u f a c - ture of a i r p l a n e engines w i l l be completed within a few months, he said. Thirteen new airdromes are already in use, five c i v i l airdromes have been converted ti R. A. F. use, work is u n d e r way for 2S a d d i t i o n a l sites and more w i l l be acquired d u r i n g the year, the air minister explained, o u t l i n i n g the bases from which B r i t a i n ' s * a u g - mented army in the air w i l l function. . . Civil aviation was not sligh'ed by the air ministry in its expensive estimates with a total of $10,575,000, more t h a n doubling 193G, se.t aside for that branch. Boom--Out Goes Ice 100 North lowans at Ocheydan Meeting to Protest Sales Levy OCUEYDAN, (#)--Approximately 100 representatives of 11 North Iowa towns attended a sales lax protest meeting here Thursday night. J. E. Vau.v, secretary ol the M e r c h a n t s and Consumers league recently organized to oppose the stale relail sales tax", addressed the meeting.) This picture shows one of the explosions on Willow creek when; cily workmen arc blasting 'c^ EIH'KCS near bridges. This charge was in Ihc rtcep ice near the. South Federal avenue bridge. (Lock Photo,. Kayenay Engraving) STORY ON PAGE 12 lowaris WatcOtearfully Flood Waters Keep Rising Weatherman Thinks Crests in Sigh I With Danger About Over. . IOWA FLOODS AT A G L A N C E By The Associated Press. K D D Y V I L L E -- A n I B m i l e ice gorge in the Des Moines river, which had backer! waters to w i t h i n inches of Ihe top of ICri- dyville's levee, started b r e a k i n g up Friday a f t e r n o o n . OTTUMWA--Des Moines river was b a n k f u l and approaching damaging stages. DES MOINES--Weatherman Charles D. Reed snid Friday's rising temperatures would release more .water, but only enough to m a i n t a i n f a i r l y high 'BURLINGTON--Skunk river, southwest of Burlington, on a new rampage. HAMBURG -- Lowland residents evacuating as N i s h n a b o t n a rivers c o n t i n u e to rise. CRESCO--Walter Burns, · 6, drowned in ;i water filled ditch. NO DA WAY--Orce Brosh, 21, ,-nul Devere Elliott, 25, a d r i f t for seven hours in Prairie creek's flood waters a f t e r t h e i r motorboat stalled, were rescued. TRACY--De.s Moines river continued to flood bottomlands as Mrs. Fern Midaper and three children abandoned f a r m home. LOWLANDERS JITTERY AS STREAMS IN IOWA RISE DES MOINES, (/P)--Jittery lowland residents watched rising waters of a score of Iowa creeks and streams Friday, f e a r f u l that spring thaw floods which have inundated thousands ot acres ot farmland and threatened parts of several towns xvould creep to even higher levels. New f l o o d threats appeared during the n i g h t at Eddyvillc, and in Green Bny bottoms of the Skunk river, southwest of Burlington. Iowa Meteorologist C h a r l e s D. Reed s a i d he thought streams and rivers would reach t h e i r crests w i t h i n t h e next -18 hours. Rising t e m p e r a t u r e s , t h e weatherman said, would release more water, but only enough t n , m a i n - tain f a i r l y high stages w i t h o u t increasing the crest that has gone ahead. Continues to Rise. He said the Des Moincs river continued to rise from below Des Moines to Eldon, although at Tracy, where the river was 3.8 feet above flood stage, the rise was less rapid than Thursday. "The rise was rapid at Ottumwa," Reed said. "With the stage at 9.6 feet, about b a n k f u l , the Des Moines approached damaging stages wilh the prospect t h a t the rise would slacken and not reach the 15.4 foot crest of June, 1935." Near Cresco, fi y c n r old John Burns drowned when he fell from a culvert i n t o a flooded h i g h w a y dilch. Orce Brosh, 21, and Devere EI- Jiolt, 25, were rescued from Ihe BROX HELD ON ALCOHOL CHARGE Waives Preliminary Hearing Before U. S. Commissioner C. W. Barlow. . Phil Brox, .Clear Lake, waived p r e l i m i n a r y hearing Thursday n i g h t before Charles Barlow, United Slates commissioner, on the charge of t r a n s p o r t i n g liquor on which the tax had not been paid. He f u r n i s h e d a $500 bond and was released. Brox was arrested cm-tier in the evening by G. ,1. Thompson and P a u l Slaninger, federal alcohol u n i t inspectors, on the highway near Lake Mills. The federal men stated ' they found 27 gallons of alcohol In a Ford coupe which Brox was driving. P r a i r i e t-i-cck f l o i K l w a l e r s ueai N o r w a y laic Thursday n i g h t . They had been marooned in a s t a l l e d motorbnal fnr seven hours. Above Flood Stage. Near Tracy the Des Moincs floodwaters forced Mrs. F e r n Midaper and her three' children to abandon their f a r m home. At Eddyville, large cakes of ice swept downstream as Ihe ice gorge in the DCS Moines river cracked. Eddyville resident-;, fearful the flood waters would p o u r over Ihe levee guarding (he (own. rejoiced a s t h e swollen r i v e r hailed ils rise. Before the gorge broke the r i v e r was rising at ,n rate nf two inches an hour. 1 The waters were six feel above flood stage before Ihc recession began. Quick thaws, recent rains and ice i.ims combined tn h e i g h t e n the floor! danger at scattered Iowa poitils. In southwest I own, the Bnycr, N o d n w a y and East and West Nishnabotna rivers ran b a n k f u l l and in m a n y places spread out over lowlands. The Boyer was choked w i t h broken ice for more than 10 miles. Ready Wilh Sandbags. In south central Iowa, w o r k m e n were ready wilh sandbags to b u l - wark and heighten the levee w h i c h has kept the Des Moines river flood waters out of Eddyville. The river was running near the top of the levee Friday. Down- slream, o f f i c i a l s warned Ottumwa residents to get ready for higher water. The rising S k u n k river forced f a r m e r s to move I h e i r stock from Green Bay bottom lowlands near B u r l i n g t o n jn southwest Iowa. O n l y 10 days ago flood waters t h r e a t e n e d tho same pnitits. Danger f r o m the i-ising N i s l i n a - b o t n a rivers in southwest Iowa centered at Hamburg, HOLDS RULINGS DANGER TO DEMOCRACY Congressional Leaders See No Hope Left Now for Compromise. WASHINGTON, OT--President Roosevelt's w a r n i n g t h a t decisions by the present supreme court endanger democracy intensified Friday the dispute over his judiciary program and v i r t u a l l y dispelled liopes for compromise. Congressional leaders viewed iiis determination lo carry the is-, sue to the people as heralding 'an , lisloric struggle to reorganize the' court, not because of its burdens, jut f r a n k l y to encourage Interpretations of the constitution more in accord with the administration objectives. Addressing the .$lOO-a-plalc democratic "victory dinner" here Thursday night, the president declared sharply: '.Economic freedom for Ihe wage earner and the f a r m e r and the s m a l t businessman w i l l not wail, like emancipation, fnr '10 years. Will Not Wait. "Jt w i l l not wait for four years. H will not wait at all." His words were nearly drowned by cheers front the more than 1 .MO parly enthusiasts crowding the brilliantly-lighted Mayflower hotel ballroom. . Mi Roosevelt, his. stiff .white shirt- gleaming ;againsV.'Jiis,,black,, dinner coat, told ' h i s /audience what he has been saying to' members of congress, t h a t he aspires to no t h i r d term in 19-10. .His ambition, he s a i d , is to turn over to his successor "a nation in- t a c t , - a nation at peaco, a n a t i n u prosperous, a n a t i o n cieiu 1 in i t s knowledge of w h a t powers it has to sej'vc its own citizens, a n a t i o n t h a t is in a position to use those powers to the. f u l l in order U move forward s t e a d i l y In meet, the modern needs of h u m a n i t y -a n a t i o n w h i c h has t h u s proved t h a t the democratic form nnrl methods nf n a t i o n a l g o v e r n m e n t can and w i l l succeed." "God Bless Him." "God bless him!" cried a voico across the room, above a t u m u l t of yells and applause. Speaking then of concern for t h e ' f u t u r e , Mr. Roosevcll described the American f o r m of gov- e r n m e n t -- I h c executive--legislative and judicial--as a t h r e e horse learn. W i t h o u t m e n t i o n i n g Ihe supreme court--he did not n a m e it at any time--lie said three horses working together could plough a f i e l d . "If one horse lies down in the traces or plunges off in a n o t h e r direction, Uio fielri w i l l not be ploughed.' 1 he proceeded c r y p t i - c a l l y . A g a i n cheers r u n g n u t . By ( h i s l i n i f i Ihc president WHS w a n n i n g lo his subject in his hesl. c a m p a i g n style:. At f i r s t , he had spoken deliberately, sometimes w i l h l a u g h t e r in his 'voice. Speaks of AAA. In quick order, Mr. Roosevelt spoke of how the AAA, Ihe NRA, the G u f f e y coal act, the first railroad retirement act "were successively outlawed as Ihe child labor statute had been outlawed 20 years before." "You know who assumed Uia p o w e r to veto, and did vnlo that program," he reiterated a f t e r m e n t i o n i n g eacli law. Recalling the decision which ended NRA regulation of hours and wages and the -subsequent decision a g a i n s t a slate wage law, he said declared no legal power existed for t h p nation "In deal w i t h i t s most d i f f i c u l t problems--a no man's land o[ f i n a l f u t i l i t y . " . """urlliormore," · he c o n t i n u e d , raisins his hand for silence, -for I'm not t h r o u g h ycl, couil in- j u n c t i o n s have paralyzed the machinery which we rrealed by the labor relations net lo s e l t l e great disputes raging in Ihe industrial field." Waffner Act In Cniirl. "\Ve hope t h a t this act may yet escape f i n a l c o n d e m n a t i o n by the highest court," he said, disdaining the u n w r i t t e n t r a d i t i o n whereby decisions impending in the court are not made subject of comment by o f f i c i a l s in other branches. A decision in the Wagner art cases may come n e x t Monday. Time and again, in r e f e r r i n g ti the policies behind now deal laws w h i c h have been i n v a l i d a t e d , the president "defied" anyone lo read Ihc o p i n i o n s of Ihe court and tell w h a t , i f a n y t h i n g , could b« dono at t h i s session r£ congress lg effect (hose policies "wilh anjt

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