THE CONGRESS: Uncle, Uncle

The House of Representatives' special "show-me" committee arrived last week in London. Seventeen Congressmen, plus ten consultants and two secretaries—all under the supervision of Massachusetts' stern and thoughtful Christian Herter—were there to see for themselves how badly off Europe was, and how much help England and the Continent needed.

The Congressmen cross-examined Food Minister John Strachey and were a little annoyed by his air of supercilious serenity. They were more impressed by Sir Stafford Cripps, president of the Board of Trade. Cripps said that Britain was bracing itself to get along without another U.S. dime, if necessary.

After lunching with U.S....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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