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Hell knows no fury like a U.S. Senator whose constituents have been maligned. Last week the U.S. Senate witnessed a scene which almost called for dueling pistols.

The reputation of two Kentuckians had been besmirched. Fortnight ago, North Dakota's William Langer, one of the most shunned men in the senatorial club, had called Economic Stabilizer Fred Vinson "the most hated man in America," and had ridiculed Fred Vinson's jesting, 260-lb. assistant, Edward ("Young Pritch") Prichard. Now, like a feuding mountaineer, up rose Kentucky's Alben Barkley.

It was dastardly, he said, to make such...

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