Foreign News: Thanks and Labels

In a high-ceilinged study of the Spazzo House in Moscow, a group of correspondents heard their host, U.S. Ambassador William Harrison Standley, say that the Russian people were not being given the full story of U.S. aid (TIME, March 15).

Element of Frankness. Most people wanted to know whether the Ambassador had been instructed to say his piece. Said Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles, "Whatever was said in this reported press conference was said without prior consultation with or reference to this Government." In effect: pipe down, Admiral Standley.

The President saved himself...

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