Nation: The Mood Back Home

Thw Mood Back Home While congressional Republicans journeyed home last week to deliver Lincoln's Birthday speches and mend fences, a clutch of Democrats also took advantage of the traditional recess to gauge their constituents' mood in the wake of the Pueblo incident and the ene my's new aggressiveness in Viet Nam.

The mood they encountered in their districts scattered across the U.S. was one of restiveness and frustration tempered by a cautious disposition to wait and see. A new sympathy for President Johnson's burdens was widely evident. Concerning the war, as Connecticut Representative Donald J. Irwin observed after visiting his Fourth Congressional...