The foolish lengths to which high-tariff advocates will go to protect home industry were demonstrated last week in a case involving imported violins. The Tariff Commission sent President Eisenhower a recommendation to treble the tariff on instruments valued by the foreign manufacturer at $25 or less. The proposed new rate: 52 ½ % ad valorem and $1.87 ½ each v. the current 17 ½ % plus 62 ½ each. Fiddle-faddle, said the President, vetoing the boost. He noted that violins and violas of this type are made by only one U.S. manufacturer, Jackson-Guldan of Columbus, Ohio, which employs...

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