John Steven McGroarty, onetime newshawk, is poet laureate of California by act of the Legislature. Three months ago Californians gave him another distinction when they elected him to Congress. Last week he won for himself still another distinction when he beat President Roosevelt by 24 hours in getting a "social security" measure to Congress. Said Laureate-Congressman McGroarty of his bill:

"Why, this will mean permanent prosperity. It will empty the poorhouses and the jails. It will cure 90% of our problems. You can't laugh it down. This won't debunk. It's the simplest thing...

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