THE CONGRESS: Dental Operation

Though the controversial federal FEPC bill had been buried in congressional committee for five years, the fumes of its persistent and bomblike smoldering had never left the nostrils of U.S. politicians. Eight states-had adopted anti-discrimination laws written to its pattern; both major parties in their 1948 platforms had avowed their devotion to legislation against discrimination because of race or religion. Last week, under the special rules of "Calendar Wednesday," it became obvious that the FEPC bill was going to be trucked in, like an ashcan of nitroglycerin, for consideration on the...

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