National Affairs: No Piker, Archangel

Senator James A. Reed, Democratic quizzer extraordinary from Missouri, glanced at Senator "Sonny" LaFollette seated below the salt (Caesar to his Lepidus), then shifted glint-eyed gaze to a Negro slouching easily back in his chair. The Senator: "Do you represent the second Chicago ward?" The Negro: "I am treasurer; 1 am chairman; I keep the books; I appoint and dismiss all officers; I am the second ward." Edward H. Wright, colored member of the Illinois Commerce Commission, scorned the U. S. Senate Committee sitting in Chicago to investigate "slush funds of the recent Illinois primaries" (TIME, July 26) ; he gave...

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