National Affairs: Confusion Confounded

Into the Moose Temple at Detroit one day last week surged some 350 strangely assorted visitors. Conspicuous on many a lapel was the button-of-the-week:


"I'm for Homer Martin"

The wearers of this puckish slogan were delegates to the convention called by

Homer Martin to reorganize and purify the United Automobile Workers of America. Inasmuch as Mr. Martin had publicly quit C. I. O. (TIME, Jan. 30), and all delegates to his convention had just been read out of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the buttons had a touch of whimsey.

Homer Martin refused to regard it as such. He proposed somehow to...

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