POLITICAL NOTES: With Homburg & Hammer

New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey, mouse-quiet since the Democratic sweep in the New York City elections (TIME, Nov. 19), suddenly spoke up in a voice that had loud tones of renewed hope.

First he proposed a state rent-control law to replace OPA ceilings if Congress lets them expire this year. Such action might not endear Tom Dewey, titular head of the G.O.P., to those Republican Congressmen who take the view that price controls are an unnecessary evil born of the New Deal. But it sounded like smart long-term politics for wooing the...

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