National Affairs: Titters for Jitters

Swamped with work a few weeks ago, a private secretary named Thelma Goldman in the Detroit headquarters of the United Automobile Workers asked for help, was promptly provided with a trim young blonde fresh from a secretarial school. Put to work on routine typing, the new stenographer tended strictly to business. After a fortnight she went to Thelma Goldman, said: "Maybe you'll think I'm dumb, Thelma, but I still don't know what you people manufacture."-

This query left Miss Goldman speechless but when related to U. A. W. Vice President Edward Hall, that gruff labor-man...

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