THE NATION: Ultimate Decay

Harry Truman is not a man who wrestles doggedly with his problems. He hits them and apparently expects them to drop.When they don't, he hits them again.

Last week he struck out in favor of his foreign-aid program. In two messages to Congress and in a broadcast speech (see below), he made his position clear, but did not stick around to deal with congressional or public reaction. He took off for a work-rest vacation at Key West.

The final Truman message to Congress was notable for a prediction. If the Mutual Security program succeeds, it will be followed by the "ultimate...

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