National Affairs: Routine

His international performances last week (see above) obscured more routine words & deeds of President Roosevelt.

> When Thomas R. Amlie, the ex-Representative from Wisconsin whom Mr. Roosevelt appointed to the Interstate Commerce Commission (TIME, Feb. 6, et seq.), asked him to withdraw his name from consideration by the Senate in the face of opposition sure to deny confirmation, the President reluctantly did so, slapped "name-callers" who had painted Amlie Red.

> The President signed the bill ending immunity of Federal employes from State taxation, State and local employes from Federal taxation.

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