National Affairs: Gesture

In a last-minute attempt to unravel the aid-to-China knot, the Senate Appropriations Committee last week summoned the man best qualified to present some firsthand facts. He was Lieut. General Albert C. Wedemeyer, whose report on his China mission had been locked up in State Department files ever since his return 14 weeks ago (TIME, Sept. 29).

If the committeemen hoped to get a peek at the Wedemeyer report, they were disappointed. The President, explained General Wedemeyer, had bound him to secrecy. But as an "ordinary observer," Fact-Finder Wedemeyer made no bones about his...

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