The Senate got an ultimatum. It had dawdled so long over the British loan (TIME, May 6) that one day last week Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley lurched angrily from his front-row seat and, with ill-concealed irritation, served notice that he would resist "with all the powers at my command" any attempt to sidetrack the loan bill for anything else, not even the draft law, which is due to expire May 15.

Last week the Senate also:

¶ Passed and sent to the White House a bill authorizing $500,000,000 federal aid to cities and municipalities for the construction &...

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