The Congress: Fanning the Air

Standing at his desk on the Democratic side of the Senate, Mississippi's John C. Stennis orated in rich, sonorous tones about how public opinion was turning against the civil rights bill. "I believe," he boomed, "the proponents of this bill are beaten because they haven't got the votes." To that, Minne sota Democrat Hubert Humphrey, who is floor-managing the bill for the Administration, had a ready reply. "There is only one way to find out," said Humphrey. "Let the Senate vote on it."

Smear Specialists. That is precisely what the South's indefatigable...

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