When a whim gets into big (250 pounds), jolly Congressman Frank Boykin, it sits there gnawing like a boll weevil until he does something about it. Like when he was 16, a poof farm boy, and got the urge to make money. Frank went out, became one of Alabama's biggest lumber and turpentine tycoons, and made himself a few million. Or like the other day, when he got the idea he should do something for his old pal, Speaker Sam Rayburn.

"By God," says Frank, "everything's made for love." So why not toss a...

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