After windy debate and eight time-consuming roll calls by the Southern
bloc, the House passed the anti-poll tax bill last week by a vote of
273 to 116. The House had approved it beforein 1942, 1943, 1945 and
1947only to have it die in the Senate. The seven poll tax states
would be required to eliminate the tax in all federal elections.
Southern Senators vowed to filibuster it to death again.
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