National Affairs: Clement

When vigorous Dan Moody becomes Governor of Texas next month, he will find the jail population waning. The sympathetic heart of Governess Miriam A. ("Ma") Ferguson has been beating fast as the day of her political demise approaches. On Thanksgiving Day she pardoned 40 convicts; gave six furloughs, three paroles, two restorations of citizenship. During the 21 months of her governorship, Mrs. Ferguson has issued 2,645 clemency proclamations—a record for Texas.

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