National Affairs: Race to a Rostrum

(See front cover) Philippine independence. Appropriations. The Glass banking bill. Farm relief. Taxation, if any, from the House. Unemployment relief. Economy. Repeal of the 18th Amendment. Beer. World Court.

That, in that order of priority, was the ambitious legislative program agreed upon by Senate Democrats last week for the short session of Congress. In 70 working days they hoped to do what would keep a regular session humping for six months. As a starter last week the Senate opened leisurely debate on turning the Philippines loose....

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