The Hemisphere: Panama by '59?

For the man in Flint or Fresno who dreams of some day loading the wife and kids in the family sedan and steering a few weeks later across the big swinging bridge over the Panama Canal, prospects looked a little brighter last week. Rolling up its maps in Mexico City at the end of one of its occasional meetings, the directing committee of the Pan American Highway Congress released information showing that only 6% of the 3,200-mile Laredo-to-Panama stretch is still missing. Work is going ahead on two of the three main gaps, and Vice President Richard Nixon has called for...

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