In Washington, which was warm but not yet sizzling, some congressional tempers sizzled last week like pork fat dropped in a skillet.

In a hearing room of the Capitol, Tennessee's ancient and irascible Senator Kenneth McKellar faced ECA Administrator Paul Hoffman, who had been reported by the morning papers as saying he would resign if the Senate cut any more of the $3.5 billion which the House had allotted ECA for 1950. Said McKellar, chairman of the Appropriations Committee: "Other than giving away other people's money, I wonder what you are doing...

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