THE CONGRESS: Hidden Shoals

Anxious to get out to Chicago and the serious business of politicking, the nation's lawmakers chopped away furiously last week at the jungle of neglected legislation which had to be dealt with before the 82nd Congress could adjourn for the last time. Night after night, a small light under the statue on the Capitol dome burned brightly, indicating that Congress was at work. In the House chamber, weary Speaker Sam Rayburn, pausing only to spit with experienced accuracy into his goboon, cleared hundreds of routine bills with incessant repetition of the magic words:' "Without objection, so ordered."

Bills of major importance...

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