On Dec. 3 opens the first session of the 68th Congress of the United States. That is Der Tag for Robert Marion La Follette, senior Senator from Wisconsin. In 1905 Mr. La Follette first went to the Senate. He had previously been elected governor of Wisconsin three times in succession. He had instituted remarkable " reforms." Great things were expected from him as a leader of the progressives. And then came disappointment — many disappointments.

He never gathered a large following. His was always the righteously...

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