CONGRESS: F. O. B. Washington

Frail old Warren Hatcher heaved a sigh of relief one evening last week, put away a heavy bundle of 13 black rods surmounted by a silver eagle, and went home to dinner. And the sigh heaved by quiet Mr. Hatcher, Deputy Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives in charge of the Mace,* echoed the sentiments of many a U. S. citizen.

For at last, after 44 days and 1,000,000-plus words of high-and low-grade oratory, the second session of the 76th Congress was dispersing. Its achievements: 1) an historic change in the foreign...

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