National Affairs: Cooling Off

On Vermont Avenue near K Street, well off-centre in official Washington, stands the inconspicuous, yellowish little Denrike Building. Its ninth floor is occupied by Federal Laboratories, Inc., whose business, according to evidence lately presented before the Senate Civil Liberties Committee, consists largely of furnishing employers with arms and tear gas for use against striking workers. On the fourth to seventh floors are housed the National Labor Relations Board and its no employes. Since October 1935, obscured by a cloud of uncertain legality, hedged about by injunctions, its authority doubted by Labor and...

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