National Affairs: Off to the Woodshed

Ohio's solid, slow-moving Representative Clarence Brown did what some of his colleagues had been itching to do: he marched the Democrats' brash young Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. off to the woodshed. What got Brown's Republican dander up was Junior's charge that Brown had reneged on a pledge to support the controversial FEPC bill (TIME, Feb. 6). There had been no such pledge, said Brown, as Mr. Roosevelt might have known if he spent more time on the job and less time gallivanting around Manhattan.

Brown, getting out the razor strop, wanted his colleagues to know that it hurt him more than it...

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