THE CONGRESS: The Christmas Tree Bill

For 18 days U.S. Senators had wrangled about the farm bill, introducing more than a hundred amendments, rejecting 31 and adopting 21. At the end of last week, with some 60 amendments to go, New Mexico's Democratic Senator Clinton P. Anderson looked at the result and said: "This bill gets more and more like a Christmas tree; there's something on it for nearly everyone."

After standing by the Eisenhower Administration's flexible price support system earlier (TIME, March 19), the Senate adopted a two-price system for wheat, permitting the Secretary of Agriculture to support...

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