THE CONGRESS: This Great Moment

He was too ill to attend the Great Debate—which had been neither great nor much of a debate. But from his sickbed 165 miles away in Lynchburg, Va., Elder Statesman Carter Glass, 85, dictated a message to his fellow Senators:

"I stand now where I have always stood, without quibble or equivocation, behind a league of nations with power to prevent war. . . . Along with lovers of peace throughout the world, I hail the result of the Moscow Conference, which, if language means anything, plainly proposes a league to maintain peace after the...

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