THE CONGRESS: What Are You Trying to Do?

Usher L. Burdick of North Dakota draped his huge 72-year-old frame over the reading stand in the House of Representatives and fixed a jaundiced eye on his colleagues. He was irked by continuing criticisms of U.S. farmers. He was disgusted by the bitter debate on economic controls.

"When I hear some Sears & Roebuck pistol-toting cowboy from Brooklyn insinuate how the Government has tailed up the farmer at the expense of all the rest of the people," said Republican Burdick, it does not set well with me ... You complain against the beef men. I am one of them...

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