Ten months ago President Roosevelt took pen in hand, wrote a letter to Representative Samuel Billingsley Hill of Washington:*

"Your subcommittee of the Ways & Means has pending . . . [the Guffey] bill to stabilize the bituminous coal mining industry. . . . All doubts should be resolved in favor of the bill leaving to the courts, in an orderly fashion, the ultimate question of constitutionality. A decision by the Supreme Court relative to this measure would be helpful as indicating, with increasing clarity, the constitutional limits within which this Government must...

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