THE CONGRESS: Bull Ring in Their Noses

Proceedings began with dignity, with Senators in clean tropical suits looking urbane and trading splendid compliments. But there was an occasional waspish exchange. One was set off by Michigan's Senator Blair Moody, the newspaperman who succeeded Arthur Vandenberg. New, talkative and not yet hep to all the club customs, Moody triumphantly disclosed how a colleague had voted in a closed committee. Indiana's Homer Capehart, Moody said, had raised his hand in favor of throwing out all wage and price controls. The outraged Capehart did not think it was necessary "to have persons snooping to see whether a Senator holds...

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