National Affairs: The 69th

The 69th Congress entered its last session like a mild, limping lamb and exited like a wild, snorting lion. In December, many a critic predicted a do-nothing session. "It will be lucky," said some, "if it passes the appropriation bills." As March 4 approached, it appeared that this session, unfamed, unsung, had accomplished more than any short session of Congress since Woodrow Wilson's first administration and seldom missed an opportunity to defy, vex, prod the Calvin Coolidge Adminstration. Important doings:

Farm Relief. The McNary-Haugen bill (TIME, Feb. 14), for three years a thorn...

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