THE CONGRESS: Paid in Full

In their preholiday scramble to dispose of weightier matters, Congressmen did not forget the old custom of giving a year's salary to the heirs of a deceased member —even though this time he was Mississippi's ill-famed Senator Theodore G. Bilbo. In the bill providing $540 million for interim aid to Europe and China, they appropriated $12,500 to be divided equally between Bilbo's son, Lieut. Colonel Theodore G. Bilbo, A.U.S., and his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Forrest Bilbo Smith, of Poplarville, Miss.

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