New York: Aftermath of the Garbage Battle

NEW YORK Aftermath of the Garbage Battle As New York City sanitationmen attacked an Andean accumulation of garbage, a legion of critics—with considerably more enthusiasm—piled into Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the man who had ended the union's illegal nine-day strike. Both efforts succeeded. The pestilential piles of trash were disappearing, and so was a goodly portion of Rockefeller's political capital in the state and nation.

It was an abrupt turnabout. The week before, Rockefeller had dictated settlement terms already rejected by city hall through the extraordinary device of proposing that the state temporarily take over the sanitation department. That seemed to leave...