THE CONGRESS: Hippodrome

Congressional antics in election years are traditionally clownish. Many a sense-making, God-fearing Congressman goes more than somewhat screwy in a desperate effort to avert the biennial wrath of his constituency. But last week's two-ring Congressional circus was tops.

Big Ring. The House hippodrome was the wildest show. Majority Leader Sam Rayburn, of Bonham, Tex., utterly lost control of his cageful of snarling Democrats, and Minority Leader Joe Martin, of North Attleboro, Mass., quietly turned loose his herd of trumpeting Republicans. Trampled in the confusion were the hopes of the Wild Men of...

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