THE NATION: The Voice of Reuben

In 1917, when the House was voting on the draft act, one Congressman shouted an unnerving question at his colleagues: "Have you heard from Reuben? What does Reuben think?"

Last week, as a Senate committee tackled OPA, from farms and cities came a Reuben-roar.

The House had passed on to the Senate a pale and eviscerated OPA (TIME, April 29). Had not OPA been damned from hell to breakfast during the war when it stood for gas rationing, food rationing and such nuisances? Had not OPA been damned by farm lobbyists and businessmen after...

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