With the Presidential special standing in Washington's Union Station one evening last week—puffing, impatient to be off with Mr. Roosevelt to Hyde Park— General Johnson in a few hours put across three big deals: wangled codes out of the lumber, steel and oil industries. Thus was a grave deadlock broken, the first major industries (aside from textiles) brought under the code provision of the Recover Act.

First of the three codes to be pushed through to Presidential signature was lumber. It did not stop with providing a 40-hr, maximum week (extensible to 48...

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