THE CONGRESS: Good Soldier

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The hour was noon, the day July 4. In the Senate gallery sat about 200 tourists and one Senator, Indiana's Minton. Whether or not the tourists knew it, Senator Minton was able to point out to his friends that they were privileged to witness an unusual spectacle. In the chamber below Majority Leader Joseph Taylor Robinson, sitting on the floor, and Vice President Jack Garner occupying the chair, were placidly puffing cigars in defiance of all Senate rules.

As the hands of the Senate clock overlapped, Vice President Garner laid...

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