Franklin Roosevelt, who occasionally talks through his hat but more often pulls rabbits out of it, last week pulled out a rabbit and threw him into the brier patch of Civilian Defense. The fierce-looking rabbit: hawk-faced, hawk-eyed James McCauley ("Chink") Landis, Dean of Harvard Law School. A precocious Princetonian and one of the keenest legal eaglets ever to swoop from Harvard Law School, Dean Landis was an early Brain Truster, as SEC chairman presided over a whipped Wall Street at the age of 36.

Inside OCD's brier patch Fiorello LaGuardia was bounding around...

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