THE CONGRESS: First Seven Months

As midnight drew near, crowds jammed the Senate galleries like spectators at a dance marathon. The House had finished its work with a comfortable margin; its members were lustily singing barbershop chords and happily contemplating a five-month vacation.

But in the Senate one bitter speech followed another. Texas' white-maned Senator Tom Connally shook a trembling finger at Michigan's Republican Senator Homer Ferguson, accusing him of pouring out "the vomit of his hate, prejudice, rancor and ambition." While Bob Taft pleaded with him, Idaho's banjo-playing Democratic Senator Glen Taylor cunningly piled books...

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