National Affairs: Clamor in the Mailbag

A new sign appeared last week on the long mail-sorting tables in the executive office building next door to the White House. It was labeled "Clark." Under it piled the blizzard of communications to the White House about Harry Truman's nomination of General Mark Clark as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.* By week's end 21,000 letters and telegrams had arrived, the biggest and most clamorous bag of mail delivered to the White House on any issue in recent years, except the firing of Douglas MacArthur. Score: 6 to 1 against the Clark nomination.

In New York, the general board of...

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