National Affairs: Fistibuster

In the House Office Building ladies were present; so were preachermen. A "blue law" bill was under discussion by the House Committee on the District of Columbia. Chunky Representative Sol Bloom of New York politely insinuated that square-jawed Representative Thomas L. Blanton of Texas was a liar. Mr. Blanton, who wants to close the cinema theatres on Sunday, leaped at Mr. Bloom, who wants them open; put his Texan arm around Mr. Bloom's neck. They grappled, heaved, fell across the committee table. One L. B. Schloss joined the fray, was knocked to the...

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