The Congress: Pas de Dirksen

Senate pages rubbed ,their eyes in disbelief. In the galleries, tourists gaped. There on the floor of the U.S. Senate was Republican Leader Everett Dirksen, twirling around on tiptoe in an impromptu ballet solo. "Boys and girls, sit down," Dirksen ordered in mid-sashay. "We are going to show you how to operate a trucking enterprise. Get yourself a good look. We will show you choreography. Get yourself a good look."

Ev was not deranged but derisive. He was protesting the use of $52,018 in last year's anti-poverty program to give 480 needy teen-agers from...

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