National Affairs: Motor Peace

The fitting time to settle a bitter strike is not on a fine fresh morning, nor on a sultry afternoon. It is after the shades of night have fallen, when fatigue and strain have weakened the obstinacy of men, and peace, like sleep, comes to knit up the raveled sleeve of contention. In all respects but one the settlement of the Chrysler automobile strike was thus fitting. After 9 o'clock the evening of the eleventh day of negotiation, Governor Frank Murphy emerged from a smoke-filled office at Lansing to announce that agreement had been...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!