National Affairs: Lame Ducks' End

What may yet become the 20th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution moved swiftly through the House of Representatives toward probable passage. It was the hoary old proposition to rearrange the regular sessions of Congress so as to exile the "lame duck" from the legislative barnyard.* Also involved was a change in the date of the Presidential inaugural.

Chief sponsor for this Constitutional amendment is Nebraska's grizzled old Senator George William Norris. His purpose (with which no disinterested person has ever disagreed) is twofold: 1) to eliminate the legislative influence of Senators & Representatives whose...

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