THE CONGRESS: Curtis to Pages

With paternal benignity, into the ears of 16 Senate pages (average age: 12) gathered around a turkey-laden table in the basement of the Capitol, last week rolled these words:

"I want to urge you, each and every one, to study the various Senators. Every man in the Senate has earned his way and is not in the Senate by chance. . . . I suggest that you study each and every Senator; you are sure to find traits in every one that you will find helpful. . . . Do your work well and...

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