THE WEEK IN THE CAPITAL

Rubin, Morris H.

The Weeh In The Capitol f BY MORRIS B. RUBIN] ABAD CASE of the jitters dominated the Democratic state convention at Green Bay a couple of week-ago. The professional politicians in the party,...

...River Falls has pulled out of the race for the Republie-an nomination for lieutenant governor...
...Despite the serious loss in revenue caused by this action, the WDA has continued to function and function effectively with funds paid In the form of fees for engineering, accounting and educational services rendered in behalf of rural cooperatives and municipal utilities...
...State Sen, Kenneth White...
...Roosevelt « shoeing no enthusiasm for their :rand of politics, especially in view f their -ecord of opposition to virtually "very liberal measure advanced by :n» Roosevelt administration...
...Fred Clausen, Horicon manufacturer...
...Under Becker's management the WDA, which was created by the last Progressive administration to help in the development of public and cooperative ownership of utilities, has performed a remarkable job, despite terrific reverse...
...Last year, in the legislative session- i939...
...Projrr^sives announced that Robert H. Jackson, attorney general of the T'nited States and a very close advisor »f the president, would deliver tne principal address at the memorial services for the late Robert Mar-inn La Follette...
...Democratic leaders found some of their worst fears coming tri-'e...
...The Republican-controlled legislature tried to kill the WDA program in 1939 by shuttfng off its state appropriation...
...Last vcar...
...Two ''avs after the listless convention adjourned...
...Resignations of John A Becker as general manager of the Wisconsin Development Authority deprives the public ownership army of one of its ablest and shrewdest generals...
...The professional politicians in the party, who have been as anti-New Deal as they dared to be...
...Political Totnurrf: Refusal o.' Harry Dahl, La Crosse, to run for the Republican nomination for U. S. senator leaves that party without a strong contender for the seat now filled by Boh LaFoIlette...
...Democratic legislators like Bill Carroll ganged up with Republican legislators to kill every one of the measures introduced in the state legislature at the request of the Roosevelt administration...
...In Madisnn Rimriav...
...Roosevelt...
...Some of the Democrats fumed with rage, but there wasn't anything they could say or do about it...
...Robert H. Jackson, who will deliver the memorial address at the grave of Sen...
...Most of the boys who pulled the convention strings are smart enough to know that the only desperate chance for Democratic victory in Wisconsin would be tremendous )ush from Pres...
...Is reported cooling off in hbs ambitions to run, primarily because some of the party leaders have told him it would be fatal for two millionaire manufacturers to head the Republican ticket...
...The luncheon will precr < ¦ -,ria...
...Roosevelt and the people of Wisconsin to take seriously their sudden, frenzied endorsement of the president...
...Whenever an anti-Roose\elt proposal came into the legislature, spectators could find no difference in the attitude taken by Republicans and Democrats...
...Justice Frank Murphy, then attorncv general, cmp to pay tribute to the Elder LaPollette and stayed to laud his two sons as "the best political stock in Americi...
...Five years ago, when the Xew Deal was waging a terrific battle to secure the cooperation of state governments on a number of proposals like rural electrification, housing, and public works...
...June IX A top-ranking cabiner member like Jackson doesn't usually accept an invitation loaded with so much noten-:ial political Interpretation without -onsulting his chief in the white nouse...
...What made them so jittery was 'he realization that Pres...
...Becker anounced his forthcoming retirement last week, explaining that ill health compelled him to seek rest In the months ahead...
...r?...bert M. LaFollette...
...Sunday...
...were jumpy about the possibility that their rhickens were coming home :o roost...
...Democratic legislators hrx>} p with the Republicans to give Heil his own way on Iegislaf .eluding resolutions smearing th» Deal...
...White, who is active in the national guard, explained that he expected to be called to the colors soon . Leaders of the bench and bar of Wisconsin, regardless of political affiliation have been Invited to a luncheon in lienor of Atty...
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...It's difficult to conceive how some of the Wisconsin Democrats, like William Carroll, chairman of the state central committee, can expect Pres...

Vol. 10 • June 1940 • No. 25


 
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