THE CONGRESS: Steamboat Comin1 Roun' de Bend

Freshman Senator Paul Douglas stood virtually alone. For two weeks he had been hacking at the $1.5 billion rivers and harbors bill, trying to eliminate a list of projects which he thought were "flagrant examples of pork." Bravely he argued that the country could get along without spending $7,500 to make bathing pleasanter at Palm Beach; $21,000 to improve navigation for the crabbers of Twitch Cove, Md.; $34,500 to improve yachting at Stonington harbor, Conn. He thought that $1.3 million for dredging the Detroit River would benefit no one but the Detroit...

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