THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Jul. 21, 1947

It was an exciting week in both Houses of Congress. On the Senate side, Ohio's John Bricker literally got shot at (see below). In the House, Wisconsin's Glenn Davis* won a washing machine by clouting a 200-ft., fifth-inning home run in the annual congressional baseball game. The G.O.P. beat the Democrats, 16 to 13.

Republican Congressmen were pleased with the week's work. With obvious enthusiasm, the House passed and sent to Harry Truman the presidential succession measure which put the Speaker of the House next in line for the nation's highest office. Speaker Joe Martin, now just one heartbeat from...

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