National Affairs: Congressman Begg?

Representative Albert Johnson of Washington is sponsor to the new immigration bill (TIME, Feb. 25) shortly to be considered in Congress. As such, his importance gives him considerable publicity. But on Jan. 1, 1924, his bill had not yet emerged from his committee into the limelight of discussion.

So when Mr. Johnson attended Chief Justice Taft's New Year's Day reception, Mr. Taft shook his hand cordially and, turning to Mrs. Taft, introduced: "My old friend Victor Murdock of the Federal Trade Commission." Later, believing that he had made a mistake, Mr. Taft...

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