National Affairs: Seaside Subjects

"I regret exceedingly that circumstances will prevent me from attending the 55th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor," President Roosevelt, fishing in the Pacific, radioed William Green at Atlantic City last week. "I request that you express my regret to the convention and that you will convey to them my hope and confidence that your meeting will be successful and rich in accomplishment."

To outsiders the annual conventions of the A. F. of L., an amalgamation of 3,000,000 assorted trade unionists who attempt to speak for all U. S. Labor, are...

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