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Senator James A. Reed—that rara avis a Democratic irreconcilable— proposed and the Republican majority assented. Several weeks ago Senator Reed presented a resolution, one of many, for an investigation. The resolution lay contently in the Committee on Audit and Expenses. But Reed, whose anti-League of Nations activities had moved former President Wilson to suggest that he be not reelected (and who nevertheless was reelected in 1922 by an increased majority), had resources. His anti-League proclivities gave him a certain standing in the Republican camp.

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