National Affairs: Speak for Yourself

Two days before anybody knew what John Foster Dulles was going to say, Washington's pundits were debating another point: for whom was he talking? A State Department spokesman purposefully implied that State had nominated Republican Adviser Dulles to answer Republican ex-President Hoover. G.O.P. Chairman Guy Gabrielson said tartly that Dulles wasn't speaking for any Republicans that Gabrielson knew. Dulles himself got off a wire to Hoover saying that he did not intend to do battle with Hoover, though they might disagree in spots. Then he stepped before the microphones.

He did not mention Hoover by name as he condemned any plan for...

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