THE CONGRESS: Relief after Recess

After two weeks of work, Congress last week scattered for two weeks of rest. President Hoover had tried to induce Congress to forego its usual holiday and legislate economic relief but the leaders told him that not a corporal's guard, much less a quorum, could be kept in Washington to work through Christmas and New Year's Day. Gently they hinted that his present anxiety would be more becoming if he had summoned a special session last summer or autumn.

Good God! Congress, however, was held in session long...

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