National Affairs: Breaks in the Dike

Every President since Woodrow Wilson has urged that the U.S. get into the St.

Lawrence Seaway project—and Congress has just as consistently refused. Chief stumbling bloc: the Congressmen from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts who fear that the seaway might divert trade from ports in their states. Last week, however, another seaway bill went to the floor of the Senate, and breaks soon appeared in the traditional anti-seaway dike.

Massachusetts' Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy, realizing that the seaway is inevitable (Canada is already set to build it, with the U.S. or without), saw a chance for some Yankee trading, announced that...

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