THE CONGRESS: Blood on the Saddle

Like bird-dogs on point, newshawks and lobbyists clustered around a saloon-like swinging door in the U. S. Capitol one sticky morning last week. Behind that door sat bald-domed "Little Alva" Adams and the Senate deficiency appropriations subcommittee. Through it filed Government chiefs, great and small, to make their last pleas for money.

Colorado's Adams listened patiently, asked embarrassing questions, stuffed scribbled notes in his pockets, said "No" a great many times. To-Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace he said "Yes," and restored to the Third Deficiency Bill $119,000,000 for crop loans through the...

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