THE CONGRESS: A Few Questions

Texas' shaggy-maned Tom Connally, minor statesman, had a painful afternoon. As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, it was his job to get Senate confirmation for four Presidential appointments to the State Department: Under Secretary Joseph C. Grew, Assistant Secretaries Will Clayton, Nelson Rockefeller and Archibald MacLeish. It should have been a routine matter, but the pesky Senate suddenly balked, stubbornly insisted on mulling the whole thing over.

What grieved Tom Connally most was that almost all the talk came from Democrats. Pennsylvania's New Dealing Joe Guffey was suddenly not as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!