NEW HAMPSHIRE: How to Save $20,000

The State of New Hampshire last week was asked to cut a slice off its own overfat parliamentary rump. New Hampshire's Constitution provides one representative for every town (or city ward) of 600 inhabitants, one more for every 1,200 additional citizens. When the Legislature is in session, say old New Hampshiremen, with tongue in cheek, there is a scarcity of labor in the State.

The 1940 census gave New Hampshire a population of 491,524, raised the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 423 to 443. Thus New Hampshire's 1943 House will be the second largest parliamentary body in...

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