THE CONGRESS: Matter of Faith

Before 10 a.m. the big committee room was crowded. Behind the horseshoe desk, puffing reflective pipes, cigarets, or gnawing at cigars, sat 23 members of the 25-man House Foreign Affairs Committee; in the middle of the curve crouched little Sol Bloom, chairman, looking like a Neanderthal man dressed up in clothes. Facing him were small tables and chairs—for witnesses and their staffs. In the well squatted photographers, fidgeting with flash bulbs. Sitting in every seat, almost as visibly present as the Congressmen, spectators, Capitol policemen, messengers, newsreel cameramen, were tensions, anxieties,...

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