National Affairs: The Senate Comes Clean

This week the U. S. Senate got religion. Kicking and struggling like a small boy on his way to get his ears scrubbed, the Senate was dragged up to the baptismal font, ducked and blessed by New Mexico's Carl Hatch.

Longtime missionary for purity in politics is Carl Atwood Hatch of Clovis, N. Mex. But Mr. Hatch believes in gradual, rather than total immersion. Last year he converted a dazed Senate to his bill barring all Federal jobholders* from pernicious political activity. This year he wanted more: to extend this ban to all...

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