National Affairs: Tombstone

Last week was farewell week in the Senate. Maryland's bumbling Bruce gave a curse for his valedictory (see p. 14). Missouri's ruddy-cheeked, silver crested, indignant Reed, read George Washington's Farewell Address, in splendid voice, and then offered the senate a political tombstone.

Not a tombstone for Reed but a tombstone by Reed was his 37,000 word report on his special committee's long-drawn investigation of the manner in which William S. Vare of Philadelphia got nominated for and elected to the Senate in 1926.

Yet, in a sense,...

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