THE ECONOMY: Unemployment Worries

Dwight Eisenhower last week inked his name to a bill that Congress had worked into approximately the shape he wanted. The measure extended federal aid to 405,000 unemployed in 17 states until June 30 at a cost of $78 million. A Republican-Southern Democratic coalition— and a threat of presidential veto—had blocked liberal Democratic attempts to lengthen the time limit, broaden the eligibility, and raise the cost as high as $875 million. Yet even as Ike signed last week, there were indications that he had not yet heard the last of the problem of...

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