RECOVERY: Penalties

From the White House last week came a set of sharp teeth for the Blue Eagle (see cut). President Roosevelt, invoking the power vested in him by Section 10 (A) of the Recovery Act, issued an executive order providing a penalty of $500 fine or six months imprisonment or both for anyone "falsely representing himself to be discharging the obligations or complying with the President's Re-employment Agreement or of any code of fair competition."

Week before, Administrator Hugh Samuel Johnson had "cracked down" on a Gary, Ind. roadhouse proprietor, a market owner and...

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