Nation: Wilbur the Willful

In the midst of Washington's worried deliberations over Viet Nam and Korea last week, Secretary of State Dean Rusk took time out to join Treasury Secretary Henry Fowler on a quiet but urgent mission to Little Rock, Ark. There, in The Coachman's Inn, the two Cabinet members spent a precious two hours and ten minutes with Representative Wilbur Mills in yet another effort to enlist his support for the President's tax bill. Mills, characteristically, was unimpressed.

The Rusk-Fowler trip pointed up the immense importance the White House attaches to both the tax increase and Mills's position as chairman of the powerful House...

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