CONGRESS: Last Lines

Representative Marion Anthony Zioncheck of Washington, whose besotted escapades ended in a Maryland asylum last June, last week made headlines in the U. S. for the last time.

First he firmly announced that he was not a candidate for reelection. Said he: "I want to be America's forgotten man." Reason: His mother was ill. Five other Democrats and seven Republicans had already come forth as aspirants for his House seat.

Three days later at Olympia, Zioncheck's bride, a onetime PWA stenographer named Rubye Louise Nix, sat down at a typewriter in the office of...

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