Harold LeClair Ickes, Secretary of the Interior and master of PWA, has established himself beyond compare as the champion name-caller of the New Deal. Last week he crossed tongues with ham-fisted Chairman Dies of the House's famed UnAmerican Committee, calling Mr. Dies "the outstanding zany* of our political history." Mr. Dies retorted that the Secretary of the Interior "literally reeks with the venom of hatred."

But it was in connection with Eugene Talmadge, Georgia's wild-eyed, wild-haired onetime Governor, that a brand-new addition to U. S. invective issued from Mr. Ickes' press conference....

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