White House statement on U-2

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(1) Sen. William Proxmire (D-WI) says the public cannot afford to lose William Connole as a member of the Federal Power Commission (5/6). (2) Sen. Wayne Morse (D-OR) on foreign aid bill and wasteful military spending (5/6). (3) Rep. Chester Bowles (D-CT) on wheat aid to India (5/6). (4) Sen. Stephen Young (D-OH) predicts that, "on the eve of the summit," Khrushchev will release the captured pilot of the U-2 spy plane for propaganda purposes. (5/9). (5) Walter Reuther, United Auto Workers president, denounces the U-2 plane incident, "a blunder of world affairs" (5/9). (6) Secretary of State Christian Herter defends intelligence flights by unarmed planes as necessary (3 Cuts, 5/9). (7) President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a news conference, remarks on the U-2 incident, his "open sky" proposal, the upcoming Big Four Summit Conference in Paris, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, the drop in unemployment and the depressed area bill (5/11). (8) Democratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler on Sen. John F. Kennedy's victory in the West Virginia presidential primary (5/11). (9) Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-MA) announces an extensive tour of Maryland ahead of the primary (5/11). (10) Adlai Stevenson urges Congress to pass legislation requiring broadcasters to provide free time for major party Presidential debates, remarks on Khrushchev at the summit (5 cuts, 5/16). (11) Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA), Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX), Sen. Paul Douglas (D-IL) react to the collapse of the Paris Summit (5/19). (12) Sen. Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on riots in San Francisco between police and demonstrators against a hearing of the House Un-American Activities subcommittee (5/17). (13) Vice President Richard M. Nixon says there were Russians spies in the US on the day Khrushchev addressed the UN the previous year (5/18). (14) Sen. Henry Jackson (D-WA), "there is now growing reason to suspect that a man may be sitting in the Soviet spaceship circling the globe at this very minute" (5/19).
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