THE CONGRESS: A Fearful Drubbing

The President looked grimly around at the ten Democratic and Republican House leaders who sat at a White House conference table last Tuesday in various attitudes of discomfort. Never (reported one of the Congressmen later) had Dwight Eisenhower appeared so vigorous and determined: he was arguing against the House threat to cut $1.1 billion from his $4.9 billion foreign-aid program. The cuts, Ike said spiritedly, were "destructive" and posed a "dangerous threat" to the nation's security. Against such reductions, already approved by the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee (TIME, June 4)...

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