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"You can't kill a Jap with your yap." That was the kind of rude remark the U.S. citizen was writing to his Congressmen last week. Rarely, if ever, had contemporary Congresses seen such mail. The letters were blistering. The average citizen blamed his Congressman for every defeat from Pearl Harbor to Java, and told him so in writing that scorched the paper.

John Q. Voter was mad because Congress did not suspend the 40-hour-week law. He was mad because Congress did not stop strikes, did not stop useless Government expenditures, did not ship aid to MacArthur.

Congressmen winced, weaseled, worried. This kind...

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