National Affairs: No Sleep, No Dam

One night last week at 2:30 a. m., Mrs. Hiram Johnson, a weary spectator of the filibuster against her husband's Boulder Dam bill, looked down from the Senate gallery on 29 Senators. Some were sprawled out on the lounges, asleep; Floor Leader Curtis and some others were said to have been rolling dice; other Senators, bleary-eyed, were listening to Senator Ashurst of Arizona, who was talking about a number of things.

"Let us assemble a quorum; many a missing Senator would like to hear Senator Ashurst; perhaps we can get some business done," suggested...

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