LABOR: Blood in New Orleans

Blood splattered on the marble floor of the New Orleans City Hall last week as, for a second time, the street car strike in that city went berserk. Politics and Labor mixed to make an unholy brew of violence.

In July, 2,000 trolleymen struck against Public Service, Inc. Riots and sabotage followed the importation of strikebreakers (TIME, July 15). Through New Orleans streets rattled and clanked hundreds of nondescript "taxicabs" ready to carry for 10¢ a public out of sympathy with the trolley company. A New Orleans ordinance provides that all...

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