THE CONGRESS: All or Nothing

Secretary of State George Marshall went up the Hill last week to tell Congress what it should give him, in money and authority, to make his European Recovery Program workable. He went confidently, as the acknowledged master of relations with Congress. As wartime Chief of Staff, he had always got pretty much what he wanted, with few questions asked, with almost no haggling. Congressmen had a deep respect for General George Marshall.

The integrity and dignity of the big soldier-diplomat dominated the marble caucus room. George Marshall was, as always, firm but courteous, patient and persuasive. His flat monotone carried...

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