THE BUDGET: Remember Guam!

In the Republican Chamber of Legislative Horrors (pre-World War II division), nothing quite brings the shivers to a veteran G.O.P. Congressman like the memory of the party vote against the fortification of Guam.* When the Japanese seized Guam, the No-voters had to start explaining, and those who survived have been explaining ever since. Last week, as the Eisenhower Administration's $38 billion defense budget came up for floor action in the House, the Republicans remembered Guam very well—but the Democrats lined themselves up in a party-line vote against the President's defense budget that might...

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