THE CONGRESS: A Senator Screams

"It is in a spirit of awe and fright that I rise to make a few remarks," said Illinois' Senator Paul Douglas, and grimly tackled the $61 billion defense appropriation. Since the bill would "turn over one-fifth of our national economy to the military," he thought it deserved a thorough scrutiny on the Senate floor.

Conscientious Democrat Douglas, who drives himself beyond the capacity of most men and the inclination of most Senators, had spent several months looking for soft spots in the bill. The Douglas finger jabbed at old military featherbeds....

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