Last week the Senate:

¶ Heard, along with the House, that Senate-House conferees had agreed on a compromise bill excusing 18-year-olds from the draft.

¶ Gave Jimmy Byrnes sweeping powers to fire suspected Communists or fellow travelers in the State Department.

¶Approved the House's nine-months-to-a-year extension of the Second War Powers Act, but specifically prohibited use of its rationing and allocating powers to enforce price ceilings as a substitute OPA.

¶ Passed and sent to the White House the "Sweethearts Bill," permitting aliens engaged to U.S. servicemen to enter the U.S. as visitors for three months, ordering their...

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