THE CONGRESS: Slowdown

From strike-racked Paris last week, Republican Foreign Policy Expert John Foster Dulles directed an urgent hint toward Washington. Communist efforts to wreck Europe's economy, he said, would convince Congress more than ever of Europe's desperate need for help. His hint was sharpened almost daily by new reports of Communist violence, sabotage, street battles and wrecked trains. But Dulles' congressional colleagues did not seem to hear. Congress was bogged down in dawdling and delay.

The slowdown began as soon as the House Foreign Affairs Committee reported out its $590 million relief bill (including...

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