U.S. At War: Who Are the Allies?

Would any Senator willingly arouse G.I. ire? Obviously not. Yet the New York Times last week headlined: SENATORS IN ITALY STIR ARMY ANGER.

The Senators were Montana's Burton K. Wheeler and New Jersey's Albert W. Hawkes, ex-industrialist and onetime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In Rome, they had attended a forum with 250 soldiers at a Red Cross club. It was a stormy session.

First break came when an enlisted man asked Senator Hawkes why Italy is not getting more aid from the U.S. When Hawkes inquired, "How would you help Italy?", the G.I. retorted: "We are paying you to be...

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