AUTOS: Small v. Big Cars

The U.S. Senate voted last week to spend $965,000 for a parking lot for the new Senate Office Building. Originally planned to handle 200 cars (with an 8-by-20-ft. space for each), it would now take only 185 (in 10-by-22-ft. spaces). Reason: the ever-growing size of U.S. cars.

On that, up rose Connecticut's Republican Prescott Bush, who drives a 1955 Cadillac, to sound off against "these gargantuan monsters being forced down the throats of the buying public. They are too big, too fast, too powerful. They are rapidly making obsolete our highways and endangering life and limb, and are enormously wasteful...

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