RACES: Uncle Tom & Social Equality

Best known Negro in Congress is Representative Oscar De Priest of Illinois. Best-liked Negro at the Capitol is Harry Parker, messenger of the Ways & Means Committee since William McKinley was its chairman 45 years ago. Last week Representative De Priest and Messenger Parker found themselves on opposite sides of a warm Congressional controversy involving their race's relations with whites.

Trouble started three months ago when Representative De Priest's Negro secretary was refused food in the House Restaurant. Restaurant Manager Johnson takes his orders from Representative Lindsay Warren who is not only...

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