THE CONGRESS: Crucified on the Floor

For righteous clamor, outraged desk-thumping and shocked eye-rolling, nothing quite equals the U.S. Congress in those ood, occasional moments when it feels that its honor has been impugned. Last week members of the House hit the ceiling so hard that it seemed for a while they would have to be scraped off, en masse. The Congressmen believed they were being accused by one of their own number of being drunks and spies.

New York's Republican Congressman Edwin Arthur Hall, whose district was consolidated five months ago with that of Republican Congressman W. Sterling Cole, was the offender. In campaigning against...

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