Washington, D. C. (Aug. 21)
No one has officially announced himself, but, nevertheless, there is much speculation as to who will be the next House Speaker.
Congressman Sabath’s office announced that it has been receiving many calls from various members of the House regarding his possible candidacy for Speaker because of his being the new dean of the House.
His secretary has communicated with Mr. Sabath, now in Chicago, advising him of these requests. As yet no direct word has been received here from the Congressman.
Judging from a recent interview with Representative Sabath it is unlikely that he will compete in the race for speaker ship. During this interview, before Congress adjourned, he stated that although there has always been some feeling of anti-Semitism existing in Congress. it has not been directed against him, “because I do not force myself to the front.”
It is unlikely that he will seek the speaker ship despite his seniority.
Any member of the House, or even an eligible citizen of the United States, may be Congress’ choice for Speaker. It has been customary, however, to promote the majority leader of the floor to this division, although there have been exceptions when a senior member was made Speaker.