National Affairs: Watson Collapse

"In the calendar year 1931, 66.7%. or two-thirds of our imports were admitted free, a greater percentage of free imports than—I cannot talk any longer—it's really too hot—I would like to go on—." Gasping these words, Indiana's small-eyed, large-paunched Senator James Eli Watson staggered to a chair just in time to avoid fainting on the platform of a Republican rally at Madison, Ind. last week. When he had revived, Senator Watson informed his audience that fainting on the rostrum in hot weather was no new experience to him. He had done it once...

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