THE CONGRESS: Back to Action

Another lame duck from the old 81st Congress combed the birdshot from his feathers last week and limped back into action. South Dakota's Republican Chan Gurney, who lost his Senate seat to Isolationist Francis Case in a primary election last spring, won his reward for loyal support of Administration defense programs on the Armed Services Committee. The reward: a presidential appointment to fill out the remaining 22 months of a vacant seat on the Civil Aeronautics Board. Salary: $15,000 a year.


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