National Affairs: New Leaders

Senator Joseph Robinson, Arkansas, will lead the Democrats on the floor of the Senate in the new Congress.

The more noted Senator Oscar Underwood, Alabama, resigned the leadership on account of ill-health. (Prophets say that he may be Presidential nominee in 1924.)

Senator Robinson is a fighting Southerner who talks with his fists. Born with a red-headed temper, he soon acquired freckles. But years of law and politics have induced a certain amiability, so that he now enjoys fishing.

He was permanent chairman of the San Francisco convention which nominated Cox.

Most famous of all his...

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