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Republicans Organize Research Staff of Over 50 Professors to Study New Deal

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Adopting the principle of "set a thief to catch a thief", the Republican National Committee has engaged a staff of over 50 college professors headed by Dr. O. G. Saxon '14, as a research staff to make a complete analysis and report of what "the New Deal has done to the country."

The group, as anounced by Henry P. Fletcher, chairman of the National Committee, includes Charles J. Bullock, professor of economics. Thomas Nixon Carver, professor emeritus of political economy, and now at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Saxon, who also took his law work here and is at present in the department of economy at Yale.

Saxon will have general charge of the research group which will be divided into sections dealing with various topics. Bullock, who is popularly supposed to have devised the Massachusetts income tax plan, and is considered a national authority on taxes, will head the section on taxation and government finance.

Fletcher, in announcing the organization of the research council, emphasized the fact that the professors had not been chosen because of partisan reasons but "to collect basic information on which national policies may be formulated."

The difference between the new G.O.P. research council and the New Deal's Brain Trust is that the Republican group has been chosen merely to collect information and publish factual results based on research studies, while the Brain Trust is a group which administers a series of preconceived ideas. Only research and fact finding will be the function of the newly formed body

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