National Affairs: What They Said

Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn spoke for thousands on one side of the question: "We must never give up that the military is subject to and under control of the civilian administration." Indiana's Republican Senator William Jenner reflected the reaction of thousands who took the other side: "Our only choice is to impeach President Truman." But beyond, between and around these two predictable reactions were some noteworthy variations. Examples:

Senator Paul H. Douglas, Democrat of Illinois. "General MacArthur has been a brave and skillful soldier and has done an excellent job in Japan ... It is nevertheless true in our democracy...

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