THE CONGRESS: Peace Ratified

The bipartisan front, so shattered elsewhere, held firm last week as the Senate closed debate on ratification of the peace treaty with Japan. A heavy majority of Democrats and Republicans, 66 to 10,* voted for ratification of the treaty drafted last September in San Francisco. They followed up by approving the three mutual defense treaties, with Japan, the Philippines and Australia-New Zealand, that frame U.S. security in the Pacific.

In the Senate gallery, watching with quiet satisfaction as the peace was ratified, sat the treaty's chief architect, John Foster Dulles. The Republican statesman, who was drafted as special ambassador and...

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