CONGRESS: New Houses

Most that the Republicans could have done for themselves and the U. S. in this week's Congressional elections was 1) overturn the Democratic majority (261 to 174) in the House, get set to stymie re-elected Franklin Roosevelt when & if they saw fit; 2) up their sickly bloc of 24 Senate seats into a healthy minority.

They did neither. The closest race in many a year put a few, healthy new faces (mostly Republican) in the Senate. But at mid-count, the most hopeful G. 0. P. prophets knew that, even if they won half...

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