THE CONGRESS: The Seventy-First

Two hours were required for the 71st Congress formally to get seated in the capitol last week and prepare itself for work. Called by President Hoover because Idaho's Senator Borah induced him during the presidential campaign to promise quick legislative action on farm relief and tariff revision, the session, an "extraordinary" one, was to prove a testing ground of the President's potency as a political leader.

In the Senate, Vice President Curtis banged his gavel until the muttering chamber was as quiet as a schoolroom, before he would permit Chaplain E. Barney...

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