National Affairs: Session's End

Last week the 72nd Congress waded out of a dark and troubled jungle of legislation and went home to rest until after the elections. For 224 days—the longest stretch since 1922—a Republican Senate and a Democratic House had been groping and stumbling, hacking and thrashing through the thickest set of national problems that ever sprang up in the U. S. in peacetime. Midnight adjournment found the Senate mouthing over Prohibition, the House swapping political wisecracks and President Hoover absent from the Capitol.

Home Loans. What held the Congress in late session was a deadlock...

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