Washington Wire

May 1955
New Republic;5/23/55, Vol. 132 Issue 21, p2
The article discusses some of the socio-political issues. Paul Martin, Health Minister of Canada, knew that the Salk vaccine would probably be successful. In Canada the government bought the non-profit vaccine; the cost being allocated 50-50 with the provinces, and parents were not exploited. In Washington, on the contrary, the government refused to govern. The Eisenhower policy is, in most respects, diluted New Dealism. There is one great, glaring exception that relates to public power. The fight here involves city workers whose electric bills go up and farmers whose Rural Electrification Administration, said last week, has its very life threatened by a hostile Grand Old Party.


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