THE CONGRESS: Tyranny or Blasphemy

Just as the Senate chaplain finished the opening prayer one day last week, a big, white-haired man in a blue suit and bow tie walked slowly into the chamber and took his seat. Vice President Barkley, presiding, noted the white-haired Senator's presence and the members stood and applauded. Arthur Vandenberg, who had undergone nine major operations in the past seven months and had not been at his Senate desk since February, rose with some effort, smiled and made a slight bow.

He had come to the chamber to cast his vote on one...

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