THE NATION: The Rustle of History

The incidents caused little if any stir across the nation. History in the making, like the wind of a distant storm, at first barely ruffled the leaves of the nation's newspapers.

A group of Senators and Representatives, summoned by the President, left Capitol Hill one morning last week and went to the White House. The winter chill hung damp over Pennsylvania Avenue. Harry Truman met them in the Executive Office, where he was flanked by Secretary of State George Marshall, Under Secretary Dean Acheson and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy. This was the first stirring of the wind.

The Congressmen had...

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