People: Dogfights

Senator Tom Connolly, fancy-dressing, fancy-swearing Democrat from Texas, uttered a prosaic "damn" on the Senate floor, got tutted by Nebraska's Kenneth Wherry, ex-undertaker, who considered the word "beneath the dignity of the Senate." Connally promptly withdrew the word ("I know my colleagues are delicate"), swore he was just quoting somebody else, and thus "it wasn't my word at all."

Charles A. Lindbergh's shooting role in the war ceased to be a scuttlebutt topic. A press association reported: Civilian Lindbergh, in 1944, as a technical adviser in the South Pacific, went out in a...