THE CONGRESS: The Persuader

The House Foreign Affairs Committee moved out of its cramped old quarters in the Capitol into the spacious hearing room of the Banking & Currency Committee to hear Secretary of State John Foster Dulles defend the President's resolution on enslaved peoples (TIME, March 2). Nonetheless, the seats were filled, reporters were jammed against television cameras, and standees rimmed the room by the time Dulles took the witness chair. First he read a carefully prepared statement, setting forth the high principles of the resolution. Then he pointed out the pitfalls of flatly repudiating the Yalta or Potsdam agreements of World War...

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