National Affairs: Old Blond Boss

Congressmen do their hardest, most important work off the floor. The real storm centre of Flood Control last week, was in the House Committee room where the irresistible legislative urge was encountering the immovable Coolidge ultimatum (see p. 8). On the floor of the House, pending the Bill's actual reading, the debate was general. It became more general when stentorian Mr. Schafer of Wisconsin arose and pointing his large finger at a puffy, untidy figure in one of the back seats, demanded to know what he was doing there.

The figure was William Lorimer, once known as "the Blond Boss of Chicago,"...

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