STATES & CITIES: Indiana Dictator


Birth and breeding made Paul Vories McNutt an autocrat, the Democratic voters of Indiana made him Governor and, last fortnight, the State Legislature made him a 50% dictator. To this tall, handsome young man with his shock of white hair and his bristling black eyebrows went a grant of executive power over Indiana unmatched in its history. Well might the other 47 governors of the U.S. envy the supremacy of Paul McNutt.

Last week Governor McNutt, scholar, lawyer, War veteran, onetime (1928-29) national commander of the American Legion, explained what had happened: "People today demand ACTION. We have...

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