THE CONGRESS: A Few Questions

Texas' shaggy-maned Tom Connally, minor statesman, had a painful afternoon. As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, it was his job to get Senate confirmation for four Presidential appointments to the State Department: Under Secretary Joseph C. Grew, Assistant Secretaries Will Clayton, Nelson Rockefeller and Archibald MacLeish. It should have been a routine matter, but the pesky Senate suddenly balked, stubbornly insisted on mulling the whole thing over.

What grieved Tom Connally most was that almost all the talk came from Democrats. Pennsylvania's New Dealing Joe Guffey was suddenly not as...

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