THE NATION: On Two Tracks

Asked at his Augusta news conference whether he thought that the U.S.'s longest nationwide steel strike proved the inadequacy of the Taft-Hartley law, President Eisenhower replied that he did not "think Taft-Hartley is necessarily any cure for this thing. If we can't settle our economic differences by truly free economic bargaining without damaging seriously . . . the United States, then we have come to a pretty pass."

As the steel strike moved well beyond its 100th day, it chugged inevitably toward some kind of settlement on two separate tracks. On one...

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