National Affairs: Snap & Snip

The unprecedented cut -that -budget clamor heard lately on Capitol Hill and across the nation is sweet music to Virginia's Harry Flood Byrd, the No. 1 applegrower in the U.S. and the Mr. Economy of the U.S. Senate. For a decade Democrat Byrd has faithfully worked out each year a picked-clean "Byrd budget," always a lot smaller than the one submitted by the President, whether Democrat or Republican. Last week bouncy, apple-cheeked Harry Byrd, 69, unwrapped his fiscal 1958 budget, proposed to pluck a total of $6.5 billion from the $71.8 billion proposed...

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