A year ago the U.S. Congress volleyed and thundered for five months over EGA. Last week it barely managed a show of interest in ECA's $5½ billion bill for the next 15 months. Summoned to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Dean Acheson waited for ten minutes before Chairman Tom Connally showed up, then waited ten minutes more for enough other committeemen to make a quorum. Finally Connally snapped at an attendant: "Go out and see if you can find any more Senators wandering around, and bring them in."

EGA was suffering not from a lack,...

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