National Affairs: Locusts

The President of the U. S. last week told the country that the halls of Congress were "haunted by a locust swarm of lobbyists" (see p. 15). This was news to no newspaper in the U. S. General descriptions of the locust-swarm were wired out of Washington by correspondents, but without naming names.

Active and successful lobbies which pay their legislative agents $10,000 or so per year to secure Congressional favors include the following:

Veterans. Dapper, aggressive John Thomas Taylor of the American Legion and dark, stocky L. S. ("Ted") Ray of the Veterans of...

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