National Affairs: Workers' Lobby

A parade of 2,000 men and women formed one morning last week below Capitol Hill and plodded grimly up it. Defying policemen, swarming into the House Office Building, they engulfed the caucus room where some Congressmen were about to hold a hearing on a bill. Neither anarchists nor Anti-Salooners, these lobbyists were white-collar workers in the Government—meek, long-suffering driven to desperation (they said) by "genteel poverty " They told stories of death by starvation, of "coffin and graveyard clubs, of collections for funerals—by-products of life...

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