National Affairs: Bill

Representative Matthew Anthony Dunn of Pennsylvania is the only blind man in the 75th U. S. Congress.* A onetime Pittsburgh newsdealer who says that he "would rather be a radical than a rubber stamp," curly-headed Democrat Dunn often rises, black glasses blazing, to harangue his collagues, who rarely listen to him, on such subjects as patent pools, monopoly, or the insufficiency of Relief expenditures. Before the holiday adjournment, Representative Dunn ascended the speaker's rostrum, caroled several stanzas of Oh Come, All Ye Faithful and played his harmonica to an all but empty house (see cut, p. 8). Later he inserted in...

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