THE CONGRESS: Collapse In the Capitol

The Capitol of the United States stood last week as white, massive and immovable as ever under the hot July sun. But within it took place a series of political upheavals more momentous than any since the Hundred Days of 1933. Explosion after smoky explosion blew away Franklin Roosevelt's last vestige of control over both houses of Congress. When the week ended, the Democratic Party lay split asunder, with the larger half lying away from the President, coalesced with the Republicans, the smaller half crumbling toward him in frightened fragments.

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