THE CONGRESS: Ringing in the New

This week the 81st Congress opened on a prayer and expressions of harmony which everybody understood were not to be held binding on those who expressed them.

In the House, outgoing Speaker Joe Martin entered arm & arm with Sam Rayburn of Texas, who had preceded him in the job and was now succeeding him ("I didn't know that it was an Indian gift," cracked Martin). Then, in a handsome little speech, Republican Martin predicted that Democrat Rayburn would be remembered as "a great Speaker and when he has completed this term he...

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