THE CONGRESS: Homecoming

Congress came back this week to do something about the "emergency" Harry Truman had proclaimed—and its opening day was like a college homecoming. Democrats, Republicans and Dixiecrats all seemed delighted to be back. Senators spent more time in back-slapping and handshaking than they did in actual session (11 minutes). In the House, the boys seemed no less glad to see each other.

But behind these smiling faces and smitten backs were sullen tempers that threatened to ignite a partisan hotfoot and turn the session into a bitter political battlefield (see cut). Southern Senators...

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