National Affairs: Pumps & Polls

Just how to lend & spend $2,816,905,000 to halt Depression II was the main subject before the Senate last week. Mississippi's Bilbo explained for four hours how to end Depression II by sending the South's unemployed Negroes back to Africa. Illinois' J. Ham Lewis, the Administration's whip, created a minor sensation by crying: "How can we continue the present state without completely exhausting the Treasury? Such a program [of relief] will not only exhaust the Treasury but will exhaust the capacity of the taxpayer to pay further." But the pump-priming debate was soon drowned out by a poll-priming wrangle.

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