THE CONGRESS: The Author & the Crocodile

On the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Democrat Paul Douglas of Illinois bewailed the economic state of the nation and lugubriously pictured the U.S. housewife hunched over her electric stove, the burden of taxes weighing heavily on her shoulders. Up from behind a paper-littered desk rose Colorado's Republican Senator Eugene Millikin to trade political insults. (Douglas chided the G.O.P. for a recent Government pamphlet on Ways to Cook Rabbit. Millikin recalled a Democratic treatise on the love life of a watermelon.) Then Gene Millikin stumped to the rear of the chamber,...

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