POLITICAL NOTES: Garner's Blushes

One afternoon last week, the Vice President of the U. S. motioned frantically from his rostrum to Senator Key Pittman, president pro tem of the Senate, to come up and take over the gavel. Senator Pittman lingered in his seat, smiling. Senator Tom Connally of Texas had just handed a beribboned resolution to a page boy, sending it to the clerk's desk to be read. Vice President Garner's red face grew redder. "Come on, Key!" he implored, so loudly that galleryites could hear. Still Senator Pittman took his time. Jack Garner could not make...

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