National Affairs: 25 Lousy Cents!

Five Southern Democrats and four Republicans sat smiling at a lady one day last week in the cramped, dim-lit House Rules committee-room on the third floor of the Capitol. The nine smug gentlemen, key bloc of the conservative coalition now dominating the House, could afford to be gracious to hard-plugging Mary Norton, Labor committee chairlady, because they had just finished trampling roughshod over her.

Buxom Mrs. Norton, no tearful, bumbling matron but a toughened politician of Mayor Frank Hague's hard-boiled Jersey City school, well knew what was about to happen. For while her New...

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