MACARTHUR HEARING: Epilogue

The momentous MacArthur hearing ended with 26 investigating Senators (14 Democrats, 12 Republicans) as sharply divided as the rest of the U.S. But last week Chairman Richard Russell of Georgia, who has a talent for the common denominator, composed a careful statement, addressed to the American people," which found a quiet note underlying the hearing's, and the nation's noisy ways. All 26 Senators, who are unanimous on little else, approved his statement. Wrote Russell:

"We do not deny that the record compiled is replete with discord and disagreement . . . We will not all be together on those conclusions....

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