National Affairs: Tiny Bill

"Farm relief legislation is dead. So are chances for Republican control of the next Congress," said Democratic Publicity Director G. Hunter Osborne. The first is true enough, and as for the second, the

Republicans themselves are cautious in denial.

President Coolidge's gentle plan to help the farmer, the Fess Bill, was voted down emphatically, 54 to 26, after six hours of muddy verbiage. Senator Fess had a rough time protecting his bill.

"Just keep your shirt on, and tell me where you got that amortization amendment," said Senator Norris, shaking his insurgent finger.


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