THE CONGRESS: A Certain Nervous Look

Twelve members of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee went to sea last week, for an overnight ride in the atomic submarine Nautilus. (Said California's Senator William Knowland: "This will be the deepest-thinking congressional committee meeting ever held.") Most Congressmen rushed back from their trip on the top-secret vessel full of enthusiasm and ready with tales of a night at sea.

Wrote Tennessee's Democratic Senator

Albert Gore for the Associated Press: "How deep the Nautilus can dive is a secret. But there is no secret that I had nervous twinges as she plunged down in excess of 300 feet. How fast...

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