National Affairs: Debate's End

To the House of Representatives this week came at last the Pittman Neutrality Bill. With it came hordes of newsmen, shoals of tourists, and Franklin Roosevelt's hopes of quick enactment and adjournment. House leaders maneuvered the Neutrality Bill to the floor under technical safeguards that guaranteed swift action. Only a major upset now could plant new barriers in the path of U. S. aid to the Allies — and no upset was expected.

Two men prepared themselves to cushion any thank-you-ma'ams along that road —a slight, stooped Pennsylvania Irishman with grey hair frizzled...

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