THE CONGRESS: Hold Up a Minute

The crowded Capitol committee room glittered with the brightest U.S. brass as the Senate Appropriations Committee sat down for private hearings on the nation's military needs. Suddenly, the door popped open and Nebraska's Kenneth Wherry, the Republican minority leader, stuck his greying head inside. "Hold up a minute," he shouted. Then Ken Wherry politely stood back while 30 hushed and awed ladies tiptoed in. "These are good Nebraska girls," explained Wherry as the ladies giggled. "I wanted them to see this great committee." One by one Chairman Kenneth McKellar, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, Admiral Forrest Sherman and Generals...

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