THE CONGRESS: Chair-Pullers

Oregon's falcon-faced Repubican Maverick Wayne Morse figured that in the 82nd Congress he deserved a seat on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He had been after it since 1946, and had lost out in 1949 because the Democratic majority had denied Republicans a sixth seat on the committee. But in organizing the 82nd Congress, Republican leaders apparently had other plans.

The New York Times front-paged a story quoting "the most competent authority" on the subject as saying that the Republicans would probably pick someone other than Morse for the seat. The...

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