ALASKA: At Last, The Highway

Icy mountains and the icier indifference of officialdom have for 13 years raised impassable barriers against a military highway from the U.S. to Alaska. Last week came a sudden thaw. From Ottawa (not Washington) the word went out that Alaska may get its highway at last.

The final decision had lain with Canada. The U.S. was willing to put up the money -some $25,000,000 to $30,000,000-and willing to maintain the road until war ends. But Canada had not much liked the idea of an "alien highway" through its territory.

There had been four possible routes. Last week Canada's Prime Minister William...

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