National Affairs: Garner's Charity

Last February, when Speaker Bankhead and Senate Majority Leader Barkley were insisting that Congress would adjourn by May 15, Nathan W. Robertson, Senate reporter for Associated Press, asked Mr. Garner for his views.

"Bill and Alben don't know what they are talking about," snorted the Vice President. "Tell you what, Nate. I'll bet you $100 we don't adjourn by May 10, another hundred we don't adjourn by May 20, another on June 1, another on June 10. And just to give you $100, I'll bet on June 20, too."

Correspondent Robertson said he didn't have that much money, but he would bet $1...

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