National Affairs: Work Done

Last week the Senate: ¶ Passed the Minimum Wage Act.

¶ Unanimously confirmed Elder Statesman Bernard M. Baruch as U.S. representative on U.N.'s Atomic Energy Commission; approved (66-9) Missourian James K. Vardaman Jr.'s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

¶ Sent to the White House a bill forbidding Music Czar James Caesar Petrillo to: 1) tax canned music, 2) ban amateurs, 3) featherbed on U.S. radio.

The House:

¶ Received from the Banking & Currency Committee approval of a one-year extension of OPA (from June 30) with modifications that will permit a bulge in the price of clothing, autos, meat and...

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