The Congress: An Idea on the March

There they came, streaming into Washington filled with plans and programs and hopes and fears and endless ambitions. They were the members of the 88th Congress, preparing to convene this week.

When all are gathered, they will number 535. Asked to name the most important, any New Frontiersman would unhesitatingly cite a name that most Americans know only vaguely: Wilbur Daigh Mills, 53, a quiet, cautious Congressman from a backwoods town in Arkansas.

Mills is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. And as such, he may...

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