Rayburn Ropes a Steer

Speaker Sam Rayburn's speech in Sulphur Springs, Tex. was billed as a unity rally. But everybody knew that the rally was Sam Rayburn's way of hitting back at the New Deal-hating Dallas Morning News. The News has been tooth-&-claw against the 40-hour week, ignoring the fact that U.S. workers in seven key defense industries work on an average of 48.2 hours. One day the News attacked Sam Rayburn: "Let the Speaker of the House each day place on the wall behind his chair, where Old Glory's furls are draped, a fresh list of dead heroes of America killed in...

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