"De President says quiet-like, 'Sylvester, I'll investigate and you'll hear from me.' " Sylvester Harris did hear. The Columbus, Miss. Negro who thought he was telephoning President Roosevelt at the White House to save his mortgaged farm got prompt aid from the New Orleans Land Bank (TIME, March 12). Last week Sylvester Harris seized a chance to show his gratitude.

For six years Chicago's Black Belt has sent Republican Oscar De Priest to be the only Negro in the U. S. House of Representatives. In this year's...

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