National Affairs: Sine Die

Into President Hoover's office at the White House last week marched two Senators—Jones of Washington, Walsh of Montana; and two Representatives—Til-son of Connecticut, Garner of Texas. They came to perform a traditional ceremony— notification of the President that Congress was about to adjourn. Congressman Tilson truly declared that the House had finished its program. When Senator Jones's turn came to speak for the Senate, he repeated the historic phrase: "Mr. President, the Senate has completed its work—" Then he qualified: "—as far as possible." It was all the others present on this...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!