THE CONGRESS: Pre-Session

Around the U. S. Capitol there was no rest for janitors, even on Sunday. Through the marble halls of Senate and House office buildings they pushed crates of furniture and filing cabinets. Painters slapped on new paint. Scrub women wore out their knees. There was a minor tempest in the office of Senator John Overton of Louisiana because missing from its place beside his desk was the special coffee pot in which his daughter Katharine brews him French coffee four times daily. The House restaurant, newly redecorated, appeared with a new menu on...

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