FOREIGN RELATIONS: Shadow of the Red Dragon

An urgent call from Washington brought Speaker Joe Martin flying down from Massachusetts in a hurry. Senator Styles Bridges, conducting the opening hearings of his investigation into Kaiser-Frazer's C-119 contract (see BUSINESS), left his gavel with Vermonter Ralph Flanders and rushed off to the White House. President Eisenhower received Martin, Bridges and seven other Republican House and Senate leaders in the Cabinet Room. He had called them together, he explained, to dis cuss a rider which the Senate Appropriations Committee had unexpectedly at tached to the $1.1 billion appropriation for the Departments of State, Justice and Commerce. The rider proclaimed...

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