THE CONGRESS: Golden Opportunity

In straggling confusion, a column of 500 determined college students wound up Capitol Hill one day last week and trooped into the House Office Building. The homemade placards the marchers carried proclaimed in screaming yellow their mission: "U.S. Students Demand Passage of the Marshall Plan."

Their demand was superfluous. There had never been any doubt about voting some large-scale aid to Europe. Last week, after seven months of planning, seven weeks of committee hearings, eleven days of grueling debate, passage in the Senate was already assured. The climax had come at exactly...

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