THE CONGRESS: Lyndon at the Launching Pad

After the Senate call-buzzers had stopped one noon last week, a visiting minister delivered a timely invocation. Prayed the Rev. Robert W. Olewiler of Washington's Grace Reformed Church: "Most gracious God, we thank Thee for the miracle of our conscious life by which we behold the wonders of the universe." Then up rose a Senator who had recently beheld the wonders of the universe with Washington's keenest political eye. As the opening order of business. Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson moved consideration of a senatorial first step into space, to wit,...

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