THE CONGRESS: Draft Passed

While everybody in Washington wanted to talk about MacArthur, Georgia's cagey and crusty Carl Vinson, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, set out to pilot the controversial draft bill through the House. As usual, his performance was a lesson in skilled parliamentary maneuver. He knew that he couldn't get everything he wanted (like Universal Military Training), but he was determined to get as much as possible, and did.

Patient and aggressive by turns, Carl Vinson gave ground where it hurt the least, bulled through the vital points, knocked down a host of emasculating amendments. A Republican attempt to put a...

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