THE NATION: A Call for Joint Action

Before the 85th Congress was three days old.,Dwight Eisenhower appeared on Capitol Hill to seek approval of the new doctrine designed to keep Communism out of the Middle East (TIME, Jan. 7). Before him in crowded rows and galleries sat the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, the members of the diplomatic corps (except the Russians and satellites, who stayed home), the Justices of the Supreme Court, the Cabinet and packed public galleries. The gravity of the occasion was indicated by the fact that a President had not in modern times addressed a new Congress in advance of...

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