FOREIGN RELATIONS: Gem of an Appointment

Missouri's earnest, plodding Forrest C. Donnell is one U.S. Senator who has never sampled the hospitality of Washington's No. 1 hostess, Perle Mesta. Last week, when her appointment as U.S. minister to Luxembourg reached the Senate floor, Republican Donnell was ready & waiting with a hungry look in his eye. First he demanded to know whether the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had ever discussed Perle's qualifications (it had not); then he read extensively from J. Rives Childs's American Foreign Service, to prove she had none.

New Hampshire's Republican Charles Tobey rose to...

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!