The tenderest, sorest spot in the Eisenhower legislative program is the Administration's proposal for a short, one-year extension of the reciprocal-trade act. A year ago the White House settled for a one-year extension on the excuse that it needed time for more study of the problems of freer trade. Last fall the Randall Commission on Foreign Economic Policy began studying, came up with a program that President Eisenhower called a "minimum." It included a modest recommendation for a three-year extension of the reciprocal-trade act. Now, faced with opposition from the G.O.P. high-tariff bloc in Congress, the Administration has backed...

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