Nation: More & Better Protection

Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon announced last week that Secret Service protection of the President will be beefed up—which was what the Warren Commission recommended two months ago. Seventy-five new agents will be put to work by June, if Congress approves an extra $650,000 appropriation. This, said Dillon, is just the first step in a $3,000,000 plan that within 20 months would add 205 new agents, plus modern electronic data processing and more scientific detection equipment.

Said Dillon: "The basic emphasis will be on more effective advance and preventive work by the Service in connection with presidential travel."


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