U.S. At War: First Venture

"Well, brethren, you are on the spot."

Ohio's thoughtful John M. Vorys was addressing the whole U.S. House of Representatives, but he looked straight at his Republican colleagues. Up for debate was a bill to earmark $1,350,000,000 as the U.S. share (i% of estimated 1943 national income) for aid to war victims through the United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration. When it came right down to appropriating U.S. dollars, was Congress really ready to cooperate with 43 other nations in a nonmilitary project? It was a tempting chance to play GOPolitics with an Administration bill. But ex-isolationists who stepped forward hopefully to...

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