Congresswoman Rankin Quits

Pacifist Jeannette Rankin of Montana, first woman elected to Congress, has served two terms in the House. In both terms she has had to face a vote on the terrible issue of war. The first time, in 1917, she spoke a tearful "no." Next year, when she sought Montana's senatorship, she was roundly defeated. Last December, 61, grey-haired and gaunt, she stood alone in the House against war with Japan, voted merely a nervous "present" on the declaration of war against Germany and Italy. Montana raged with shame. When the primary filing...

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