National Affairs: Dixie Victory

Square-jawed little James C. Davis of Georgia could hardly wait for the chaplain to finish the House's opening prayer. At the sound of the "Amen" he was on his feet demanding a quorum call. It was the opening gun in a new Dixiecrat filibuster designed to prevent the FEPC bill from coming to the floor under the special rules of "Calendar Wednesday." Through most of the session the swinging doors to the chamber banged back & forth with metronomic regularity as the members scurried to answer eight different roll calls. Each swallowed up about...

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