National Affairs: Work Done

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 before—in 1942, 1943, 1945 and 1947—only 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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