National Affairs: After the Shock

Roused by the news from Korea, the Administration:

¶ Accused Communist China of "aggression, outright and naked," but was prepared later to call it simply "intervention" for United Nations purposes (see INTERNATIONAL).

¶ Dispatched grim-faced General J. Lawton Collins, Army Chief of Staff, posthaste for Japan and Korea to see MacArthur.

¶ Indicated that general wage and price controls would be put into effect. Treasury Secretary John Snyder said they would be necessary "to avoid damaging inflation."

¶ Asked Congress, in a special presidential message, to vote nearly $18 billion more "with the utmost speed"...

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