THE ADMINISTRATION: Refugee Record

When patchwork U.S. arrangements for handling Hungarian refugees strained at the seams under the pressure of the Hungarian crisis last November, President Eisenhower named Tracy S. Voorhees, New York lawyer and onetime (1949-50) Army Under Secretary, as his personal representative for Hungarian refugee relief. Voorhees, aided by a hard-working committee, quietly stitched away on the assignment for three months, then resigned because "the emergency phase" of Hungarian resettlement had ended. By last week it was clear how well Voorhees &.Co. had done their job: of the 29,000 Hungarians received at New Jersey's Camp Kilmer, 27,700 have been processed and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!