National Affairs: Needy Served First

"A message from the President of the U. S.!" shouted gruff little Bert Kennedy, Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives.

Ceremoniously he swung open the main chamber portal to admit big amiable Maurice Latta, White House clerk. Clerk Latta bowed low from the waist, handed in a paper, bowed low again, vanished. Representatives flocked excitedly into the House, filled its curved rows of black seats. Speaker Longworth drew himself up importantly in his high chair. Everything became quiet. A clerk on the rostrum cleared his throat, began to read the White House document:

"To the...

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