National Affairs: To the Aid of Aid

Some Government committees are appointed to delay action. Some are appointed to build up support for a course of action already agreed on. But when Dwight Eisenhower put onetime Under Secretary of the Army William H. Draper Jr. in charge of a committee last November to survey the vast U.S. foreign-aid program, the roll call of blue-ribbon committee members * made it clear that the President wanted hard answers. Last week in the Draper committee's preliminary report, he got three that nobody quite expected. Said the committee:

¶ In asking for $3.9 billion for foreign-aid funds in fiscal 1960, the President...

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