National Affairs: Cox's Army

In 1894, when poor people walked, one Jacob Sechler Coxey—now the respectable Republican Mayor of Massillon, Ohio— marched a ragged army of 100 men from his hometown to Washington to get the Government to do something about hard times. Last month when Congress opened, 1,600 Red "hunger marchers" arrived at the Capital in trucks, tried to muscle their way into the Senate chamber and, failing, traipsed off yelling the "International" (TIME, Dec. 14). Last week another, far larger "army" invaded Washington. No handful of disgruntled...