THE CONGRESS: The Scrutable Occidental

THE CONGRESS The Scrutable Occidental There will always be a whooping crane, Deo volente. And there will probably always be a whooping Congressman. This migratory species is recognized by its raucous cry and by its frequent fumbling, bumbling, freeloading flights to exotic lands, where it lays eggs of oddest shapes. A splendid example of this rara avis is Charles Orlando Porter, 40, Democratic Congressman from Oregon's Fourth District, who returned last week from a fact-finding flight through the islands along the Asian littoral, a flight that created more embarrassment and consternation than a plague of gooney birds.

Oregon-born (Klamath Falls)...

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