THE CONGRESS: Unearned Holiday

The members of the House were frank about their intentions; they wanted an Easter holiday. So they airily waved aside their unfinished work, voted themselves an eleven-day holiday until April 2, and happily dispersed.

The Senate, also vacation-bent, tried to be a little less obvious. First, Minority Leader Kenneth Wherry solemnly vowed that it would take most of another week for his various Republican colleagues to deliver themselves of their last words in the Great Debate.

Wherry, therefore, could not give his consent to a vote on the troops-to-Europe resolution for some time—certainly...

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