THE CONGRESS: Spending Spree

One tall tree toppled by New Deal axmen in 1932 was lugubrious, bony, prophetic Reed Smoot, Utah Senator since 1903. Except for an occasional cussing-out as author of the Smoot-Hawley tariff, Latter-Day-Saint Apostle Smoot was promptly forgotten by a busy U. S., and his dismal prophecies with him. Last week thoughtful newsmen realized that at least two of gloomy Oldster Smoot's melancholy forecasts were being realized.

Prophecy I (1920) was remembered by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Charles G. Ross: "The handwriting is there as plain as ever was mene mene tekel up-harsin....

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