National Affairs: Mechanical Slippage

By last week nearly everybody was willing to admit that some 50 U.S. Communists or Communist suspects had flocked from Government jobs in Washington into tax-free jobs high in the United Nations secretariat in New York. The cries of "U.N. smear" and "persecution," which had greeted the first investigations, faded away. Secretary of State Dean Acheson agreed that the situation was a "black eye" and a "blow" to U.S. "national interest." U.N. Secretary General Trygve Lie acknowledged that he had been concerned for years about U.S. subversives on his staff. In Washington a...

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