National Affairs: Oleum

A long suffering public is entitled to what little pleasure it can extract from its daily measure of scandal. The sibylline Senator from New Hampshire, George Higgins Moses, happily forecasting no restriction of the oil scandal ration, said:

"There are Senators in Washington who are round-shouldered now with the burden of information which they are carrying around looking for a chance to spring on the public. . . . Those yet unnamed are greater in number and of more consequence than the ones already involved. Of course, this information cannot be stifled."

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