National Affairs: Two for the Show

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In squads of eight, the Senators and Senators-elect marched solemnly down the center aisle into the well of the Senate—each newcomer escorted by an incumbent. Four at a time, the new Senators faced the rostrum and repeated the oath after Vice President Nixon. Then they signed the roster on the clerk's desk and went to their desks.

In the seventh group was a tall, solemn-faced freshman who bears a strong physical resemblance to James Roosevelt. He was chaperoned by the Senate's runner-up (after Joe McCarthy) for the title of most controversial member:...

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