As Washington hearings go, it lacked excitement; there was no crowd, not many reporters, never a harsh word between witnesses and inquiring Congressmen. But the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, preparing a report on the ratification of the peace treaty with Japan and supplementary Pacific defense alliances, gave an uncommon show of bipartisan agreement over a problem in Asia.

The Democratic Administration's Dean Acheson led off with a tribute to two eminent Republicans. "Far-reaching . . . forward-looking," said the Secretary, of Douglas MacArthur's leadership in Japan. "Greatest skill, greatest persistence, greatest tact," he said, of John Foster Dulles' role in negotiating...

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