Half War, Half Peace


Wetting his finger and holding it to the U.S. breeze, New York's aging, ailing Senator Robert F. Wagner, a shrewd weatherman of public opinion, thought the wind last week favored a revised and expanded Social Security bill. Promptly, he introduced one in Congress.

Wrinkling his emotional nose, Columnist Samuel Grafton wrote: "There isn't any meat; that's war. There isn't any curfew; that's peace. The price of steel scrap is going down; that's peace. Try and get sugar; that's war."

All across the U.S. there were signs of this curious transition period: half war...

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