SUGAR: Haymaker

War and the Senate Finance Committee last week swung a haymaker on the chin of the U.S. sugar lobby and smashed its House-passed bill (TIME, Dec. 8) to a pulp. The Senate's new bill extended the present sugar act for three years, with no juggling of quotas at all. It increased the subsidy for domestic producers (annual cost to the U.S.: $10,000,000) but contained no rebuff to the offshore producers.

The attack on Hawaii and the Philippines (normal suppliers of almost one-third of the U.S.'s sugar) somewhat subdued even sugar-shameless Joe O'Mahoney....

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