National Affairs: Shearer's Party

Long and acid were the "whereases" and "therefores" in a resolution by sarcastic Senator Caraway of Arkansas which the Senate adopted unanimously last week. It mentioned "filch" and "unclean dollars" and "greedy pockets." It was aimed at Washington's Lobbyists—especially the modern type of lobbyist who gets fat fees by boasting how heavily he can influence the land's legislators.* The Judiciary Committee was instructed to investigate any and all lobbyists, the sources of their revenues, the purposes of their spendings. Hollow-eyed Senator Morris, the committee chairman, the Senate's most non-partisan member, weighed the...

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