March 28, 1958 - "No Matter Who Is Running The Country".


A typical March 28th day in the Cold War world.

Beginning with word from Capitol Hill that the House Appropriations Committee voted to give President Eisenhower authority to spend the 1959 Budget in 1958. The unprecedented move was brought about to stimulate business and an attempt to bring the economy out of the doldrums.

Also on Capitol Hill - the Senate Appropriated funds for the Civil Rights Commission and UAW President Walter Reuther was testifying before the Senate Rackets Committee.

In other parts of the world - The Liberal Party in Britain won it's first election in over 29 years. Saudi Arabia ended it's $14Million subsidy to Jordan. U.S. Military aid to Yugoslavia officially ended on this day and Volkswagen workers in Germany went on a one hour strike to protest calls to arm German troops with Nuclear weapons.

The rest of this broadcast was given over to commentary regarding the new rise of power from Nikita Khruschev in Moscow, how it was viewed by the Press throughout the world. How the British Press regarded the newly emerging Khruschev from "We must try and get on reasonable terms with the Soviet Union, no matter who is running the country" to "More dangerous than Stalin".

Only time would tell where Nikita Khruschev would fall in those assessments.

And that's how it went this March 28th in 1958, via Cedric Foster News and Commentary over the Mutual Broacasting System.


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