Double Talk

The House was droning through its debate on the manpower bill. Many a black-leather seat was vacant, many a Congressional chin rested in a Congressional palm, when Michigan's veteran John D. Dingell got the floor to make a brief speech on another subject. He spoke of "the rising tide of resentment and criticism among veterans of World War II because of the issuance of an indistinct, cheap, and unworthy discharge button. . ." Afterwards the debate on manpower went on.

A copy of the Dingell speech had reached bustling Cabell Phillips, Washington correspondent for Hearst's Chicago Herald-American, and Phillips saw...

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