LABOR: River Rouge Riot

Said Henry Ford fortnight ago: "We're going to risk everything we've got to create useful work for just as many people as possible." At that time 70,000 men were working at the Ford Dearborn factory. Last week 1,300 who did not work there, but wanted to, gathered on a Detroit street corner. Quietly they began marching to the River Rouge plant to ask for jobs. At the Dearborn city line their number had doubled, their quietude had yielded to aggressiveness. Fifty Dearborn police tried to turn them back. Out from the mob...

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