THE CONGRESS: Full of Dynamite

This time it was going to be different. Michigan's white-haired Homer Ferguson had the wary air of a schoolmarm with a roomful of restless kids. Under his watchful direction, the Senate War Investigating subcommittee last week gingerly reopened its inquiry into Howard Hughes's $40 million war contracts for one huge flying boat and three XF-11 photo-reconnaissance planes.

There would be no more girl-spangled hullabaloo. Photographers were warned not to take pictures while witnesses were testifying. Johnny Meyer, Hughes's ubiquitous pressagent, slipped in & out of the hearings, carefully unobtrusive.

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