THE CONGRESS: The Biggest Guns

When Georgia's somber Richard Brevard Russell rose in the Senate last week, the skirmishing was over and the great civil rights battle of 1957 was joined. As the Southern camp's chosen general in the fight, Dick Russell was set to fire the biggest propaganda guns in a determined attack on the Administration's House-passed civil rights bill—an attack that will probably turn into a lengthy Democratic filibuster.

"I speak in a spirit of great sadness," said Russell in his slow drawl. "If Congress is driven to pass this bill in its present form, it...

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