THE COMMITTEE: Frying Fish with The Folks at Home

When the Watergate committee recessed a fortnight ago, Senator Sam Ervin served notice on the press that he wanted peace and quiet. "I'm going down to North Carolina," he said, "and do what all those moonshiners do when the revenuers come after 'em. If I see a reporter lurkin' around, I'm gonna shoot 'im." But after the 15th call from the press one morning of his vacation, he grumbled resignedly: "It makes me sorry I didn't go to Scotland."

At least his fellow citizens in Morgantown, N.C., tried to make his life...

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