National Affairs: Ducks for Beef

Unkind Senators chortled last week over the first prattfall of their new presiding officer, conscientious Henry Agard Wallace.

Next to his sense of duty—which is deep, and has kept him sitting hour upon hour in the Senate, through endless speeches and formalities—is Mr. Wallace's passion for the Good Neighbor Policy.

One day last week, up before the Senate came an amendment to the Navy appropriation bill (already passed by the House) which was after Mr. Wallace's own heart: to permit the U. S. Navy to buy canned beef from South America. At the moment the amendment was introduced, Mr. Wallace was eating duck...

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