Secretary of State Dean Acheson speaks to Senate about Alger Hiss. Washington, America.
Unissued / Unused material.
Title - 'Senate hears Dean Acheson'. Washington, America (USA).
LS general view of Senate. MS Connally, head of the Senate Foreign Relations, shaking hands with Dean Acheson, new Secretary of State. Various shots Acheson sitting down to give details of his friendship with Alger Hiss.
C/U Acheson saying "I agree with you that neither you nor I should comment in any way on the matter of Mr Alger Hiss, which is now before United States court. I agree with you that the matters of security are of the greatest importance and there is no step which should not be taken to make secure the State Department in its conduct of our Foreign affairs". MS Acheson listening to question from Senator Vandenburg which is "in other words you don't now, and haven't in the past wanted any disloyal or subversive characters in the State department". MS Acheson replying. "That is true".
Cataloguers Note: Spelling Variations - Vandenburg or Vandenberg