been sending and should like to continue receiving them." Kent of Louisville, Nov. 20. "Enjoy your publications and find them most interesting." Dykstra of Wisconsin, Nov. 21. "Please do not cease firing." Hutchins of Chicago, Nov. 20.
University Professors,--"I enjoy and value the bulletins. You are doing a superb job at battling the propaganda."Raymond Pearl, Johns Hopkins, Nov. 21. "I have appreciated and hope you will continue sending the bulletins. I am not at all surprised at the growth of war feeling in the East. The same thing was prevalent in the last war. Much of the feeling here has died down." H. C. Peterson, U. of Okla., Nov. 21. "Yes, I should like to receive your bulletins regularly." Richard Heindel, U. of Pa., Nov. 21.
Senators, representatives, editors, authors, also cheer. November 24, 1939
"Repeal of the Neutrality Act in the U.S.A. reopens for the Allies the doors of the greatest storehouse of supplies in the world", Chamberlain frankly assured the English. "Thus the aggressors are penalized, and that is the policy President Roosevelt has been aiming at", crowed the London Sketch. Le Petit Parisien exulted, "To moral support already so precious, will come material support which hasten the hour of victory".
' Bloom-Baruch' Bill they call it, now that so many know it's a fake. It was planned by skilled attorneys for chicane, in the interest of profiteers, munitioneers, and the British imperialists.(1)
Lobbyists swarmed. " Bill Shearer came back to town in connection with cash-and-carry", Eliot Janeway tells us, Nation, Nov. 11, and "the other ship lobbyists have been operating in the Senate".(2) To get votes for it in the House, patronage was distributed with the President's backing, by Garner's aides. Hundreds of patronage appointments for key positions in the 1940 Census have since been announced.
Lothian, who had deplored Bloom's mismanagement of the bill (cf Bul #7), anxiously promoted the bill. Lothian conferred almost daily with Administration officials, Borah charged, for "repeal of a law he so early and so boldly denounced".
The President, just before each vote, announced the discovery of German submarines alarmingly near our coasts. Before the final vote,