National Affairs: Work Done

¶ The Senate confirmed the appointment of Homer Ferguson, former G.O.P. Senator from Michigan and now U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, to a $25,000-a-year position on the Court of Military Appeals, highest military appeals tribunal. Also confirmed was Robert Bowie as Assistant Secretary of State for Policy Planning. Predicted Senate opposition to Bowie collapsed when he denied that, as director of State's Policy Planning Staff, he had advocated admission of Red China to the United Nations.

¶ Alarmed by reports that the Administration is yielding to pleas from Britain to ease East-West trade restrictions, the Senate's Permanent Investigations Subcommittee opened hearings on...

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