THE CONGRESS: Republican v. Republican

About all Texas Tom Connally had to do last week was to relax contentedly at the center of his big committee table and referee what had become almost exclusively a G.O.P. fight. In the epilogue to the late Great Debate, Republican had been set against Republican. The specific question: the Wherry resolution to bar sending troops to Europe without congressional approval.

Connally listened with bored detachment as a parade of pro-Wherry witnesses trooped to the stand ahead of the Republicans. There was the usual miscellaneous collection of Communist party-liners, pacifists, feminists. On their heels came a handful of air-power...

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