National Affairs: Strictly from Dixie

The Senate chamber had been as peaceful as a henhouse at laying time. Hardly a head was turned as New Mexico's harmless-looking Democratic Senator Dennis Chavez rose and said: "I move that the Senate proceed to consideration of S. 101." Too late, his startled colleagues realized that a fox had gotten loose in their midst—S. 101 was the Fair Employment Practice bill which Southern Senators mortally hate and fear.

Alabama's Senator Lister Hill came out of his chair like a rooster flapping for the high roost, began squawking in protest. But Chavez had...

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