National Affairs: Gloria Mundi

"The House is honored today by having one of the big men of the country in attendance," declared Representative Thomas L. Blanton, provocative son of Abilene, Tex. The House listened attentively. "I refer," pursued the Congressman eloquently, "to Mr. Will Rogers, who is seated in yonder gallery." Congressional eyes were raised in unison. There was a hushed silence. Mr. Rogers, who was without his lariat, blushed furiously. Then a storm of applause burst from the legislators. Mr. Rogers bowed modestly.


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