THE CONGRESS: In-Between Senators

Representing their electorates last week were three Senators who will never know what it is like to fidget through a filibuster. Reason: they were elected to fill vacancies from November 9 through January 2, and the Senate will not sit until January 3.

With her mother, a stenographer and a clerk, grey-haired, bustling Interim Senator Gladys Pyle (Rep.) drove all the way from South Dakota to Washington "because," she said, "I wouldn't feel like a Senator unless I did." First woman to serve in the South Dakota Legislature, Senator Pyle was a candidate...

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