The Press: Ants in Pants

When NRA needed a general counsel, Administrator Hugh Johnson thought of his old friend Donald Randall Richberg in Chicago. Temperamentally the two were poles apart but Lawyer Richberg's professional brilliance and political liberalism were the stuff General Johnson wanted. As an inducement Friend Johnson gave Friend Richberg his own top NRA salary, $14,000, took for himself the counsel's smaller pay ($6,800). Thus was Counsel Richberg grandly launched upon the New Deal sea.

For a year Messrs. Johnson & Richberg worked shoulder-to-shoulder. Then began the long, loud ruction over NRA reorganization. As old friends...

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