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“an Optimist at Eighty,” Telegram Editorial Holds

Editorial tribute was paid today to Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis by New York newspapers on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

In an editorial captioned “An Optimist at Eighty,” the New York World-Telegram wrote:

“Few of the 47,000,000 who turned out last week to salute Franklin D, Roosevelt at the polls realized it, but they were saluting at the same time Louis D. Brandeis — still an optimist at 80.”

Citing his championship of common sense and fair play in industry, finance and labor, the New York Post concluded a leading editorial on the jurist’s birthday as follows:

“We pay tribute meanwhile to Mr. Justice Brandeis not only as jurist but as pioneer, and pray that as time long spared Mr. Justice Holmes, it may also spare us Mr. Justice Brandeis.”

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