National Affairs: Waterfront War

Last week the biggest, most serious maritime strike in U. S. history ran through its second week with all three coasts fretted by waterfront squalls and with peace negotiations slatting dismally in the doldrums.

On the Pacific, 150 ships, some 65,000 men were idle, but neither strikers nor shipowners would give an inch. So discouraged was Mediator Edward F. McGrady, Assistant Secretary of Labor, that he bought a ticket for Washington canceled it only on orders from Madam Secretary Perkins. At week's end he felt somewhat better as both sides agreed to resume...

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