NEW YORK: Dewey Reports

Three months to the day after he had taken office, New York's brisk, boyish Governor Thomas Edmund Dewey reported to his 13,000,000 constituents. He sounded like the very epitome of the model Governor, who does everything he should exactly when he should, not a step too far, not a second too fast.

Revenues were up, expenditures down, said he; the State had a $69,000,000 surplus. New deductions had been added to the state income-tax law; the legislature had been reapportioned, according to law. Some progress had been made "in cleaning out the accumulated...

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