THE STATES: From Omelet to Eggshell

To hear them tell about it back home, nothing is more odious to the governors of the several states than the concentration of power in Washington. But last week, gathered at historic Williamsburg, Va. for the 49th annual Governors' Conference, they heard President Eisenhower propose that the Federal Government should relinquish some of its responsibilities in favor of the states. The governors reacted as though he were trying to hand them a sockful of scorpions.

"A distinguished American scholar* has only recently counseled us that in the measurable future, if present trends...

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