THE CONGRESS: Exit Gyrating

Grey-haired old Charles Plumley, Vermont's lone Congressman, rose up in the House one day last week to make an announcement. Because of "the alleged scarcity of paper pulp," said Congressman Plumley, he was sending out no Christmas cards this year. And he then & there wished everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. He was cheered to the rafters.*

Such a friendly, nonpartisan act was a rarity in the session's frantic final week. Both parties played furious and sometimes shabby politics. There were parries and thrusts—over the listing of grain speculators...

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