50 years ago
Aug. 17, 1961
Increase house membership
Members of the United States House of Representatives may soon be increased for the first time in half a century, thanks chiefly to the persistence of a Lebanonian, Fourth District Congressman Frank L. Chelf.
The Lebanon lawmaker, who announced nine months ago that he would seek to up membership of the lower house from 437 to 469, gained his first success Tuesday when his bill was referred to a judiciary sub-committee.
Newberry begins expansion