THE CONGRESS: Lynch Logorrhea

In the weary closing days of the last session, Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley was filling the calendar for the session to follow when his distracted lieutenant, Utah's William H. King, hesitated too long getting to his feet with a District of Columbia airport bill. Up jumped New York's Robert Wagner with his Federal Anti-Lynching Bill which had already passed the House. So fearful of a last-minute filibuster by Southern Senators was Leader Barkley that he promised to make anti-lynching the first order of business after the Farm Bill in the...

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