National Affairs: A Scene

At noon on Dec. 6 official Washington flocked to the chamber of the House of Representatives to hear the President deliver his message to Congress. Nearly all the members of both Houses were present. The Cabinet marched down the aisle amid applause.

Mark Sullivan, able Washington correspondent, said of the scene: "As you looked at the Representatives and Senators you were convinced that for such achievement as comes out of them we must rely on the capacities inherent in average men. In clothes and in countenance they were conspicuous, so to speak, in their...

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