National Affairs: Ohio Fish Fry

Ohio's handsome, white-haired John Bricker, who is beloved by the real-estate lobby, did not join the Senate's private slumming expedition (see above). He had other fish to fry. As the Senate moved into its fifth day of debate on the bipartisan housing bill, Bricker cooked up a whopper.

His face aglow, he rose to offer a plausible-sounding amendment to the housing bill which would provide federal funds to help erect 810,000 low-rent housing units within the next six years. Bricker wanted a provision forbidding discrimination or segregation of races in any public housing...

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