NATURAL RESOURCES: Dams v. Dinosaurs

Early one morning shortly after he had fought the McCarthy censure proceeding to a finish. Utah's Republican Senator Arthur Watkins dragged himself from bed to answer his telephone. On the line was a presidential aide who wanted to know if Watkins could be at the White House by 9:30. Weary Arthur Watkins managed to put off the appointment until 10 o'clock, then went down to receive Dwight Eisenhower's congratulations for a job well done. Just before he left, Watkins had an idea. "Mr. President," he asked, "would you permit a suggestion for your State of the Union message?" Said...

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