THE CONGRESS: Safe on First

Dwight Eisenhower's tariff program slithered through the House two months ago (TIME, Feb. 28) by 193 to 192 on the key vote, paradoxically saved by Protectionist Leader Dan Reed, who switched is vote to honor a prior promise. Last week the tariff bill wiggled by its first test in the Senate Finance Committee 8 to 7, saved this time by the help of its most determined Senate foe.

Nevada's dour Senator George "Molly" Malone growled that he is against extending reciprocal trade agreement authority "for three years, two years, one year, or three...

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