National Affairs: 34 in a Lair

Time & again last week Chairman Key Pittman postponed a showdown in his Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the biggest question this Congress has had before it: The Neutrality law, the rules of behavior for the President of the U. S. should war break out abroad. The House had sent up the Bloom bill putting half a halter on the President, obliging him to embargo U. S. "arms & ammunition" (but not other material such as planes, motors, trucks, oil, cotton) to belligerents (TIME, July 10). Reason Senator Pittman delayed seemed to be that...

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