The Congress: Sing Loo, Sweet Senator

His face, a familiar Gothic landmark in the capital, now window-dresses record emporia throughout the country. His smasheroo album is in the front ranks of Billboard's "Top LPs," sandwiched between the sound track from The Wild Angels and Simon and Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. He has made appearances on the Johnny Carson Show and Hollywood Palace, and his name will soon join Clem Kadiddlehopper's on the Red Skelton Show. At 71, Everett McKinley Dirksen, minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has made the scene.

Captain of His Soul. Dirksen's Gallant...

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