Tuesday, January 7th, 1936
Italy is continuing its attacks on Ethiopia. On Sunday Italy bombed the city of Degehabur, a town in the eastern portion of Ethiopia along the Jerer River. The war started in October 1935 and the other European powers don't seem too concerned since they don't want to damage their own claims to foreign lands.
Back here in America, the Supreme Court has ruled in the U.S. vs. Butler. Thankfully it appears they made the right decision in that case. Justice Roberts is quoted as saying: "the act invades the reserved rights of the states. It is a statutory plan to regulate and control agriculture and control agricultural production, a matter beyond the powers delegated to the federal government. The tax, the appropriation of the funds raised, and the direction of their disbursement, are but parts of the plan. They are but means to an unconstitutional end." Hopefully the court will continue to strike down more unconstitutional New Deal policies.
Later this week I hope to post a review on the serial "The Phantom Empire" by Mascot Pictures. Gene Autry in a rather unique series. Hope to see you then.