Trade: Promise Paid

During the 1968 election campaign, Richard Nixon was heard to say that "Jack Kennedy stole North and South Carolina from me in 1960. It's not going to happen again." With that, Candidate Nixon, like Kennedy in 1960, promised a group of textile manufacturers that he would support restrictions on imports of foreign-made textiles. Having thus helped himself to win South Carolina, President Nixon last week delivered on his promise.

After the latest round of negotiations between the U.S. and Japan broke down, Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans announced the Administration's support for a bill to reduce textile imports to 1967-68 levels....

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