The Senate: Cash for Chuck

With personal assets of perhaps $6,000,000, Illinois' Senator Charles Percy is hardly prototypical of the impoverished public servant whose wife must make do with a Republican thrift-shop coat.

Still—not entirely to his distress—Freshman Percy has attracted a lot of expensive attention, the kind that can quickly devour the $279,306 annual office budget that he is allowed by the Government. An average of 1,500 letters a day cascade into Percy's office; his secretaries answer 200 telephone calls daily—a volume probably matched only by that of New York's Senator Robert Kennedy. He has traveled...

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