The Mellon tax bill was taken up on the floor of the House. Debate, daily and prolonged, began. The ranking member of each party on the Ways and Means Committee. Representative Green for the Republicans, Representative Garner for the Democrats, doled out speaking time to their followers after laying down a preliminary barrage in person. It was :
"MR. GARNER : I yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from Arkansas [Mr. Oldfield]."
"MR. GREEN: I yield 15 minutes to the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Kearns]," etc.