Minnesota's kewpie-shaped Harold Knutson, 63, one of the most incorrigible rumormongers in Congress, was at it again last week.
Mr. Knutson told his colleagues about "the rumor that Fala, that little Scotty dog, had been inadvertently left behind at the Aleutians on the [President's] return trip, and that they did not discover the absence of the little doggie until the party reached Seattle, and that it is rumored a destroyer was sent a thousand miles to fetch him."
Majority Leader John McCormack hastened to get the White House answer. Next day he took the floor:
Mr. McCormack: "I talked with Admiral Leahy this...