TRADE: Protectionists Test Carter

Amid all the good fellowship that Jimmy Carter enjoyed last week when he attended a town meeting in Clinton, Mass., there was one discordant note. The President was greeted by a full-page ad in the Clinton daily Item urging him to save the American shoe industry by imposing stiff tariffs and quotas on imports. Earlier in the week, the Government's independent International Trade Commission, which is already on record in favor of protecting the shoemakers, had called for tight curbs on U.S. imports of sugar and color-television sets as well. "The protectionist heat is on," said a top Carter economic...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!