In this continuation of her intimate reports on big government at work, Mrs. Drew tells what happened when the powerful automobile industry (or so they said) collided with the officials and lawmakers suddenly bent on making automobiles safer.
For another of her microscopic studies of what goes on beneath the governmental and journalistic clichés of Washington, Mrs. Drew has chosen to examine the first results of federal aid to education. Her conclusion is that feds plus funds equals a long-term possibility of progress.
ELIZABETH BRENNER DREW, Washington writer on government affairs, examines the highway cleanup and beautification bill to ascertain the real winners in this struggle, as she did in the September ATLANTICwith the cigarette-labeling controversy.
A Cincinnati-born, Wellesley-educated magazine writer and author of children's plays, Mrs. Drew lives in Washington with her lawyer husband and writes as a freelancer. A former staff member of the Congressional Quarterly, she has had ample opportunity to study that Americanized Byzantine process by which the United States Congress deals with issues before it.