THE CONGRESS: Symptom on the Cheek

With half a dozen major legislative items, e.g., the highway construction and public-housing programs, still hanging fire, the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives gave up in their efforts to adjourn by the end of July, last week began aiming for Aug. 6. But among the rank and file there was a sure sign that virulent adjournment fever, symptomized by extreme irritability, had set in; two of the members came to blows.

Seated side by side in the House Education and Labor Committee room were New York's Democratic Representative Adam Clayton Powell...

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