CONGRESS: A Drinking Problem

After more than three weeks' treatment and rest at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., Wilbur Mills, fallen chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, propped himself up in bed and drafted a statement explaining his recent bizarre behavior. "During the past several years, and most especially in the last year," wrote Mills, "I had scarcely noticed that my drinking habits had changed perceptibly. I now realize, after several weeks of treatment by the doctors and soul-searching of my own, that I had developed a severe drinking problem, not as a...

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