National Affairs: Puss-in-Corner

As the Senate prepared to reconvene, Republican members were poised for a hard game of puss-in-corner. The corner: a Finance Committee seat vacated by Walter Evans Edge, now Ambassador to France. Pusses: young Senator Robert Marion LaFollette of Wisconsin, old Senator Guy Despard Goff of West Virginia.

The fleet-footed, Peter-Panic La Follette was ready to dash for this corner because Old Guardsmen control the Finance Committee to the exclusion of all Progressives. On the basis of seniority (length of Senate service) he had seemed sure of edging into the Finance Committee corner. But...

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