OUTNUMBERED nearly 2 to 1 in the 86th Congress, the Republican minority in the House of Representatives—as well as the embattled Eisenhower Administration —will lean heavily upon the political talents of the new G.O.P. floor leader, hard-hitting Charlie Halleck, 58, of Rensselaer, Ind. (pop. 5,000). Hoosier state professionals, players in as rough a practical political game as the country knows, rate curly-haired, paunchy Charlie Halleck a tough and ruthless performer, who has been often battered but never beaten in 35 years of office-holding. Old hands in the House, where he is a twelve-termer and twelve-year veteran as G.O.P. No. 2 man,...

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