National Affairs: Solemn Whoopee

The House and Senate, in joint session in the House's chamber, went through the ceremonious anachronism of counting the electoral vote and making the official discovery that Herbert Clark Hoover had been elected President, and Charles Curtis Vice President, of the U. S.

In the green days of the Republic, this Constitutional rite was. a solemn thing, freighted with great uncertainty. Last week's vote-counting became an occasion for 40 minutes of horselaughs and whoopee. The outward forms, the ancient lines and cues, seemed as comical to those Congressmen who bothered to attend, as would...

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