National Affairs: First Rally

Flushed with the importance of the occasion, Oklahoma's Elmer Thomas, arch-inflationist of Congress, uprose in the Senate last week to open debate on the White House currency bill. He was a proud and happy man. President Roosevelt was behind him. His measure, offered as an amendment to the farm relief bill, was sure to win. With his goal in sight, Senator Thomas cleared his throat and orated:

"Save only the World War, there has been no such momentous thing before the world in 6,000 years. This amendment may transfer from one class to another...

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