THE CONGRESS: The Travelers

No sooner had Congress recessed than the armed services were deluged with requests from Congressmen who wanted transportation to almost every spot in the known world. Last week between 110 and 120 Senators and Representatives were down for trips on official business, at taxpayers' expense.

Two Congressmen are hopping around the Pacific inspecting the U.S.'s scattered trust territories; about 35 are headed for Latin America. Most Congressmen concentrated on Europe. Traveling House members swarmed into Europe to study U.S. bases, embassies, loan operations and EGA efforts.

Newsmen noted with professional cynicism that not one junket was scheduled for Korea—where accommodations are meager...

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