National Affairs: Vicious Stuff

Carrying out the careful strategy laid down by Georgia's Richard Brevard Russell, Southern Senators were busily infiltrating Northern lines with Old South courtesy, sowing confusion with legalisms, and arguing more in sorrow than in anger against the Administration's civil rights bill. But somehow Virginia's old warrior, Harry Flood Byrd, failed to get the word. One day last week he rose up in the Senate in fine old-fashioned Southern style to attack the civil rights bill head on.

Designing drafters, charged he, had "hidden the fact that a Reconstruction Era statute could be invoked under...

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