LABOR: Progress in Michigan

The air in Detroit was ominous as last week began. The United Automobile Workers, 6,000 of whose brawniest were sitting down in nine Chrysler plants, asked for a permit to hold a mass meeting of strike sympathizers. The place: Cadillac Square in the heart of Detroit. The hour: 4:30 p. m., as the evening rush hour began.

The City Council voted not to permit the meeting. Strike leaders, bitter at city authorities because police had been used to break up smaller sitdowns, threatened to hold the meeting without a permit. Homer Martin,...

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