National Affairs: Defensive Investigation

"As many as are in favor will rise and stand until counted," ordered Speaker Byrns.

Figures popped up all over the House. The Speaker peered down at the floor, counted rapidly up to 240.

"The ayes will be seated and the noes will rise."

Only four Representatives rose to their feet. Thus the House last week adopted a resolution to investigate and determine whether the Townsend Plan to grant $200 a month pensions to all good oldsters was a racket, operated for the benefit of its sponsors.

Representative C. (for Charles) Jasper Bell of...

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