Washington Wire

September 1955
New Republic;9/26/55, Vol. 133 Issue 13, p2
Focuses on political developments in the United States. Growing impression among Americans that under U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower the nation is relaxing into dangerous complacency over world affairs; Criticism of the U.S. administration by journalist Walter Lippmann; Comments of journalist James Reston about Eisenhower; Discussion of the possible succession of U.S. Secretary of Treasury George Humphrey as the U.S. President; Conflict in the U.S. administration regarding the preference clause which gives priority to public agencies in receiving power from federal hydroelectric plants; Characterization of a split in the conservative American Legion, focusing on a report sponsored by the Illinois Department of the Legion about the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


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