Nation: No Crusades

Nobody ever got more political mileage out of a minor Senate subcommittee job than the late Estes Kefauver. As chairman of the Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, he mounted crusading investigations into a myriad of alleged wrongs, from price rigging in the electrical industry to overcharging by drug companies. To replace the Keef, Mississippi Democrat James O. Eastland, chairman of the parent Judiciary Committee, last week named a man who is every bit as liberal as Kefauver was, but far less flamboyant and aggressive: Michigan Democrat Philip A. Hart, 50.* While Kefauver often seemed to regard bigness as evil and businessmen as...

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