National Affairs: The Answer Is Yes

In the marble-walled Senate caucus room, crystal chandeliers shimmered in the kleig lights last week, and more than 500 spectators jammed together to see the show. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was beginning hearings on the North Atlantic Treaty and Secretary of State Dean Acheson was the first witness. As photographers flashed and popped, they noted that Acheson's mustache had been clipped down from its usual pukka sahib proportions. Finally, Chairman Tom Connally called a halt to their work with a cracker-barrel dictum. "You can snap," rumbled Connally, "but you can't bulb!"

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