U.S. at War: Jurney's End?

Florid, white-thatched Chesley Webb Jurney has been a Washington character for 44 years, the Senate Sergeant at Arms for ten years. Sartorially immaculate, he paddles around the upper chamber, beams amiably at all. Amiability notwithstanding, Jurney was deep in trouble last week.

It had begun last November when the Senate was debating poll-tax repeal. Because a quorum was lacking, the Sergeant at Arms was ordered to arrest absent members, march them straight to the floor. A Jurney deputy captured Tennessee's Kenneth McKellar in a hotel room and made Senator McKellar feudin' mad. Last week the gentleman from Tennessee showed just how mad...

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