LABOR: Spites, Slights

Three years ago Samuel Gompers journeyed to the American Federation of Labor convention at Portland, Ore. (TIME, Oct. 1, 1923, et seq.). His little cloth bunny was his mascot, a raggedy image of Uncle Remus' Br'er Rabbit whose nimble wits were so like Gomper's own. At that convention he was jubilant, declared: "On my honor as a man and as an adopted citizen of the United States,* with all sympathy for other people in their struggles toward realization of an ideal of freedom, I declare that I believe the Republic of the United...

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