DEMOCRATS: Rabbit with a Punch

By last week the man at the top of the Administration's blacklist of Congressional bad boys was Missouri's Roger Caldwell ("Duke") Slaughter. National Chairman Bob Hannegan sizzled and sputtered about him. Speaker Sam Rayburn spoke of him, in private, as he would of the lowest form of Republican. Harry Truman was a friend no longer.

Roger Slaughter is a well-fed, middle-aged (40), second-term Democratic Congressman who used to live a couple of blocks from Harry Truman in Independence, Mo. In his 'teens, he got out and rang doorbells in behalf of Truman...

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