Washington Wire

May 1955
New Republic;5/16/55, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p2
The article presents some political updates related with the U.S. as of May 5, 1955. One of the updates says that as to the tariff battle, the U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nodded approval to a bill in the Senate, which continued the Hull Act for three years, but with protectionist amendments that seem likely to flood the Tariff Commission with applications for relief. Another update discusses the Salk vaccine. Oveta Culp Hobby, the U.S. Secretary of the Health, Education and Welfare Department issued contradictory statements as tragic develops merits indicated some of the untested samples of the vaccine gave polio instead of immunity.


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