THE CONGRESS: Speakership Settled

The practical politicians who nest in the U. S. Capitol feel beyond their depth in the economic theories of the New Deal, but the ancient game of trading votes is something near & dear to their hearts. Last week the unofficial but altogether real business of choosing a new Speaker of the House to succeed the late Henry T. Rainey gave them a chance fairly to wallow in their favorite pastime.

All the players were Democratic Representatives who saw a chance of advancement. First there was long,...

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