Nation: Applause for a Fraud

It was most curious. To New York newspaper offices last week came a telegram signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and charged by Western Union to her privately listed telephone number. It denounced Democratic Secretary of State Dean Rusk for his description, made during a Madrid stopover, of Spain's Dictator Francisco Franco as "an ally of the U.S. in the fight against Communist aggression.'' Said the telegram: "That a member of this Administration could praise a Fascist tyrant who has violated every basic precept of freedom and decency is indefensible just as General Franco is indefensible."

Next morning Mrs. Roosevelt denied that she had...

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