National Affairs: Dry Discord

President Hoover at the Gridiron Club dinner last month heard the shade of Historian John Fiske reveal "the truth" about Lincoln's attitude toward slavery. Fiske quoted Lincoln as saying: "The great issue of slavery must be met. We are engaged in a noble experiment. . . . I am appointing a commission to go into the whole labor situation, including slavery, which will report sometime, somewhere, somehow."

The President could smile at this parody of his appointment of the National Law Enforcement Commission. But it was no smiling matter for him last week when...

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