THE CONGRESS: The Master's Voice

For 2½ months, almost singlehanded, Georgia's hot-eyed Gene Cox had done his best to keep the U.S. from sending grain to famine-threatened India. The President had asked for it, the Senate had passed the bill, but "Goober" Cox had tied things in committee, where he thrashed around with the bill like a mongoose fighting a cobra. Last week, when the bill finally reached the House floor, Goober rose for a last convulsive spring. His intent: to keep it from even being debated.

A vote for the bill, he cried, was a vote for Dean Acheson. India was trying to blackmail...

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