Washington Wire

March 1956
New Republic;3/12/56, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p2
The article focuses on various developments around the world during 1956. First article focuses on democratic victory in the U.S. Lacking any clear-cut issue of principle, the great election function degenerates into a pawky process similar to hiring a new cook. Another article focuses on increase in the wages of American workers. The minimum wage has just been rised from 75 cents to $1 an hours. This means ultimately greater economic purchasing power for the lowest stratum of American workers, particularly in the South.


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