POLITICAL NOTE: Incurable Amateur

"Incurable Amateur"

Darkly, like water dripping through the grounds in a coffee urn, an idea last week percolated through the minds of professional G. O. Politicians: Franklin Roosevelt's press conference declaration for centralized Federal control of business (TIME, June 10) would somehow make them a cracker jack issue for 1936. On one of his cross-country pilgrimages to Republican shrines, Herbert Clark Hoover snatched at it like a starving man snatching at a crust of bread. At Des Moines, in his native Iowa, he asked the graduating class of Drake University: "Will government...

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