National Affairs: Highways of Arkansas

Last week it transpired that the National Farmers' Union had placed before the President a memorandum charging that farmers in Arkansas were being dispossessed of their land by excessive assessments levied for roads built with Federal aid. Within two hours the President wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, directing that no more road-aid money be allotted to Arkansas until the charges were cleared up.

The day following this disclosure, the two Senators from Arkansas, Caraway and Robinson (Democrats), rose to express themselves on the floor of the Senate:

Mr. Caraway: "The President says he...

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