POLITICAL NOTES: Davey's Deficit

Like Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt knows the psychological value of the public party purge. Four times has the Administration cleaned up relief muddles— in Massachusetts, Georgia, North Dakota, Oklahoma—before the political Opposition could start fulminating. Last week, on "evidence concerning corrupt political interference with relief in the State of Ohio," the President again beat scandalmongers to the gun by ordering FERAdministrator Harry Hopkins to remove Democratic Governor Martin Luther Davey from all connection with Federal Relief Administration.

Mr. Hopkins carried out his chief's will by writing Governor Davey the sternest letter...

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