THE CONGRESS: Difficult Vote

Wisconsin's noisy Joe McCarthy tried to inject himself into the issue of whether Ambassador Philip Jessup should be confirmed as a delegate to the U.N. General Assembly. A Senate subcommittee split 2 to 2, and the man who cast the decisive vote was New Jersey's Republican Senator H. Alexander Smith.

There are few more conscientious men in the Senate than 71-year-old Alex Smith, and few more knowledgeable on U.S. foreign affairs. A student of Woodrow Wilson's at Princeton, he worked in Herbert Hoover's postwar relief organization in Belgium, Finland and the Balkans after World War I, and has long been...

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