Washington Wire

August 1954
New Republic;8/23/54, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p2
This article presents information on several news items related to political developments in the United States. Senator Bill Knowland gives the impression of walking constantly with a chip on each shoulder. He enraged so many people by his knockout tactics that Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas had no trouble lining up enough Democrats to smash the first conference report on atomic energy, with its total sell-out to private utilities. The one time Soviet intelligence agent, Yuri Rostvotov "surfaced" to some 200 reporters. The U.S. Secretary Wilson Dulles' Southeast Asia "security" program is lacking the support of India, Indonesia and Burma. The program seems empty when the Senate firmly rejects a little $17 million appropriation for technical aid administered to underdeveloped countries through the United Nations.


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