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Business Plot admitted ... FDR coup d'état ?...

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November 21, 1934

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, November 21, 1934

* Business Plot - political conspiracy
* Marine Corps major general Smedley Butler
* Coup d'état planned against Franklin D. Roosevelt

The top of the front page has a three column headline: "GEN. BUTLER NAMED AS CHOSEN HEAD OF U. S. FASCIST REVOLT" with subheads and photo of Butler. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: Retired U.S. Marine Corps officer Smedley Butler caused an uproar when he gave testimony before a House of Representatives committee on un-American activities in which he alleged a conspiracy among Wall Street interests to overthrow the Roosevelt Administration and replace it with a fascist dictatorship. This alleged conspiracy would come to be known as the Business Plot.

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