New York: Bonus for Rocky

Last week, as he gazed out over 400 members of the American Legion at their annual legislative dinner in Albany, New York's Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller knew how Horatius must have felt. Though the Korean war ended nine years ago, it is still a hot political issue in New York: so far this year, the state's Democratic and Republican legislators have introduced nearly 50 bills to provide bonuses for the state's 482,000 Korean-war veterans or their next of kin. Nine state veterans' organizations, among them the powerful Legion, are conducting a high-pressure campaign for bonus legislation, and overseas-capped veterans swarm...

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