THE CONGRESS: 260-to-165

One afternoon last week in the House, forthright Representative Stephen Pace of Americus, Ga. decided he had had a bellyful of talk. Up stood Democrat Pace and let fly: "The bill is now in shape to pass in 30 minutes. My hope is that, now that all the rights and powers of Congress are in the hands of a simple majority of Congress, this eternal controversy will end."

The House heard but did not heed: two days and hundreds of speeches later, the House passed the Lend-Lease Bill, 260-to-165. The vote by parties—For,...

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