THE CONGRESS: After Four Months

Republicans were pleased with themselves last week. House Majority Leader Charles Halleck proclaimed over the radio: "We've accomplished a great deal in the four months since January." Congressman Halleck was so pleased that he even wagged a little levity. Why is the Senate called the Upper House? "When we cut an appropriation they up it." Halleck gagged. Everyone was in a jovial mood.

The week marked a climax of accomplishments. Within the week three hotly fought-over bills were wrapped up: aid to Greece and Turkey, which was delivered to the White House; the $350 million appropriation...

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