THE CONGRESS: Yataghans at 15 Blocks

Yataghans at 15 Blocks

On Franklin Roosevelt's desk, when reporters trooped into his office one day last week, lay a wicked-looking gold-handled seven-inch knife—a "yataghan," presented to him by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman. Said the President, waving it over his head: "I can put it in the wall at 30 paces." Replied New York Daily News Reporter Doris Fleeson: "How far down Pennsylvania Avenue can you throw it?"

Three days after the President had exhibited his sheath-knife, the House of Representatives voted 204-to-196 to kill his Plan to reorganize the...

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