National Affairs: A Victory for Progress

The forces of progress, which for more than 30 years have been mounting against opposition to the St. Lawrence Seaway project, last week broke over the top and cascaded to a 51-33 victory in the U.S. Senate. The year's first legislative success for the Eisenhower Administration was achieved by mustering as many Republican as Democratic votes, and came as a result of expert preparation in the backwaters of Capitol Hill.

In 1952 the Senate voted 43-40 against the Seaway, with the opposition bulwarked in the Atlantic and Gulf states and in areas sensitive to...

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