National Affairs: Old South

Three years before the Civil War began, Carter Glass was born in the city of Lynchburg, Va., that rises steeply from the James River at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Last week the venerable legislator, ill for the past month, propped himself up on a pillow in a Washington hotel bedroom, and with all the ardor and oratory of the Old South said his say about peace, war, Adolf Hitler, Congress, cash-&-carry, and the U. S. state of mind.

"Never in my eighty-odd years of life," rasped the veteran Virginian, "have I known or heard of a more humiliating spectacle...

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