Theatre: Senatorial Discourtesy

Last week three U. S. Senators, all Democrats, charged their Administration with spending money to ridicule them. The offender was the WPA's Federal Theatre production about slum clearance, ". . . one third of a nation'' (TIME, Jan. 31). The offense was casting Senators Andrews of Florida, Byrd of Virginia and Tydings of Maryland as mild critics of the Wagner-Steagall Housing Bill. The Senators complained that their impersonators on the stage called forth boos & hisses. As their remarks came straight out of the Congressional Record, they admitted they had not...

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