Strait On: America’s changing lifestyles Part 4: A brief pause

A new year, a new decade, and continuing conflict www.wikipedia.comJulius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 after being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union. They were also accused of providing top-secret information about radar, sonar, and jet propulsion engines. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Harry Truman was beginning his second year as president in his own right as Jan. 1, 1950 dawned clear and cold. The Korean War was still raging. American hopes were that it would not spread further because of China’s involvement. A somewhat insignificant senator from Wisconsin gained more power than he deserved as chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations.

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