THE NATION: Bitterly Disappointing

The President of the U.S., volunteered a visitor who had just left him one day last week, was "damned unhappy about the vote last night." The vote: the Senate's 51-to-42 acceptance of an amendment that snarled up the civil rights bill by specifying jury trials in criminal contempt cases. Acute unhappiness overtoned the crisp and unprecedented statement that a grim-jawed Dwight Eisenhower dictated to his press secretary. "My first reaction ... is to extend my sincere appreciation to ... those Senators who stood ... in valiant and persistent efforts to bring to all our citizens protection in their right to...

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