National Affairs: Chestnut Withdrawn

Through a White House announcement this week, Harry Truman hauled a red-hot chestnut out of the political fire. Press Secretary Joseph Short announced that the nomination of General Mark W. Clark as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican would not be resubmitted to the Senate. The President will make another nomination, said Short, but he carefully avoided saying when.

"The controversy that has developed has impelled me to ask the White House to withdraw my name," explained General Clark.

In addition to the opposition of Protestant groups, Clark faced the old enmity of Texas' Tom Connally, chairman of the Senate Foreign...

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