Congress was in a holiday mood. Only a few days of the session remained. But amidst the high jinks and the swan songs, the work ground on.
Last week the House:
¶ Voted to raise eight top Army and Navy commanders to five-star rank (see ARMY & NAVY).
¶ Tightened existing wartime anti-sabotage legislation, increasing the maximum sentence of a convicted saboteur to 30 years (old maximum: two years).
¶ Increased its members' clerical budgets by $3,000, from $6,500 to $9,500 a year.
¶ Confirmed the nomination of suave Career Man Alexander Kirk as Ambassador to Italy.
¶ Extended the sweeping second War...