THE CONGRESS: Brain Storm

Oklahoma's burly, scrappy Robert Samuel Kerr is a Democratic multimillionaire (Kerr-McGee Oil) who snap-shoots from the hip when he hears a rustling in the brush. Indiana's jowled Homer Earl Capehart is a Republican millionaire (Capehart radio-TV) who usually prefers to wait for another day. Last week Snap-Shooter Bob pressed Hesitant Homer too far, and the Senate echoed with high-priced debate. Subject: Dwight Eisenhower's brains.

Knocking down Capehart's plea for a White House advisory commission on monetary policy, Kerr fired first: "No man can help Eisenhower study the fiscal policies of this Government,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!