Three weeks ago in the Supreme Court of the U. S., New York City won an important suit against New Jersey involving water from the Delaware River (TIME, May 18). Last week in the same court New Jersey won a suit no less important against New York City involving garbage in the Atlantic Ocean.

For years New York City's custom has been to load most of its garbage aboard scows, tow them about 40 mi. to sea, dump them. Wind and tide drift much of the refuse back to shore, spreading it along New...

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