THE CONGRESS: Restless Estes

THE CONGRESS Restless Estes Scanning Senate Democratic committee assignments this session, Syndicated Columnist Doris Fleeson last week sniffed some skulduggery at the political crossroads. Ignoring seniority and the sensitivity of Tennessee's Estes Kefauver, the Democratic Steering Committee also had ignored the Keef's restless desire to sit on the prestige-weighted Foreign Relations Committee. Instead, the lone Foreign Relations opening was awarded to Massachusetts' able young (39) Jack Kennedy, narrowly beaten by Kefauver at Chicago last summer for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination. Aware of Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson's subtle touch in every sphere of Senate partisan activity, Columnist...

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