National Affairs: Foreign-Aid Pasting

Said House Minority Leader Joe Martin last week to Speaker Sam Rayburn, "This is one issue where we see eye to eye." What the two House veterans saw was the Administration's $3.8 billion foreign-aid authorization bill finally emerging from committee. Slashed by $227 million in the Senate, the bill seemed likely to fare far worse in a House still riled by the Administration—and Supreme Court —decision to turn Army Specialist William Girard over to the Japanese for trial (TIME, July 22).

The bill's most dangerous opponent was Ohio's Frank Bow, who threatened to tack on it what the House calls "The Bow...

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