Unanswerable Words

Senators answered the roll call, then scurried out. These scurriers did not want to hear what was to come. But in the galleries, where the people and the newsmen sat, there were few empty seats. The galleries wanted to hear Nebraska's venerable George Norris, the Senate's conscience, the liberal who has earned his halo.

The question before the Senate was whether or not to approve President Roosevelt's nomination of Federal Judge Thomas F. Meaney, henchman of New Jersey's strident Boss Frank Hague (TIME, May 18). Only there was no question. In the...

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