Investigations: The Estes Scandal (Cont'd)

"This polecat . . . this vile, corrupt creature . . . this damnable skunk . . ." In these pungent terms, recalling a bygone style of political vituperation, Minnesota's Republican Representative H. Carl Andersen, last week on the House floor, attacked Washington Columnist Drew Pearson, who had written about Andersen's involvement in the Billie Sol Estes scandal (TIME cover, May 25). Andersen, senior Republican on the House subcommittee on agricultural appropriations, is so far the only Republican in Congress to be seriously tarnished by the Estes case: he took $4,000 from Estes for stock in a coal mine owned...

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