National Affairs: The Fence Mender

Democrats have made the Massachusetts economy the main issue of the state's political campaign this year, and the loudest critic of Republican policy is Senatorial Candidate Foster Furcolo, who last week accused the G.O.P. of "taking food, clothing and shelter from the working-man." Furcolo, who faces uphill going against Republican Senator Leverett Saltonstall, complained that "nothing has been doled out to the little man, who has become the forgotten man."

Against the Furcolo fright talk, Republicans offer some facts. Item: Massachusetts' nonagricultural employment is up 3.1% from 1946-49, the last peacetime years under...

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