THE CONGRESS: Blame, if Any

Thou who dost shepherd the night winds and makes the clouds His chariot, pass along the horizons of our daily lives. . . . Forbid that we should be lured to drink from the goblets of spiced sin or let fall the wreaths of manhood from our foreheads. . . . Through Christ, Amen.

As the House Chaplain sonorously wound up his opening prayer one forenoon last week, a small frown knit the bushy brows of Speaker Joseph Wellington Byrns. The House was being criticized for its slow legislative pace—and somehow he was...

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