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In the same year, Senator Hugo Black, the Alabama Ku Kluxer who later became a Supreme Court Justice, pilloried representatives of shipping and air line companies which were receiving subsidies under government mail contracts. As a result of Black's inquisition, President Roosevelt, in February, 1934, canceled the air mail contracts and ordered the army air corps to carry the mail. One month later, after ten army flyers had lost their lives, the President ordered the air corps to stop flying the mail.

Nye of North Dakota. By dubbing munitions makers "mer.. chants of death," Hiss, as counsel of this committee, sought to drive the Du Ponts, and other companies with vast facilities for research and development, out of national defense production, thus weakening the United States as a potential enemy of the Soviet Union. Most of the New Deal Marxists believed that a revolution could be carried out without bloodshed, by means of federal taxing and spending policies, government competition with private industry, and laws that would hamstring business while aggrandizing labor unions (the proletariat) as a broad base for the perpetuation of political power.

Marx and Engels advocated the following IO-point program to effect the revolution: 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state· capital and an exclusive monopoly. 6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

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