THE CONGRESS: The Last Gavel

The Speaker's gavel pounded the desk. Cried the Speaker: "The time of the gentleman from New York has expired!" But thin, grim Representative Mike Edelstein, fighting mad, talked on.

He was replying to Mississippi's fuzzy-headed Representative John Elliott Rankin, No. 1 Jew-baiter of the House, who has busied himself lately trying to convince the House that the time is ripe for a negotiated peace between Britain and Germany. Rankin had just told a deathly-still House: "Mr. Speaker, Wall Street and a little group of our international Jewish brethren are still attempting to...

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