National Affairs: Two Nice Men

When William Morris Leiserson was arbitrating labor rows in the disputatious garment industry, he used to say: "I give the decision to one side, but I give the language to the other." Last week the President nominated diplomatic William Leiserson to the National Labor Relations Board.

The man chosen to sweeten NLRB is a merry, contemplative cherub of 56. Now grey, paunchy and averse to all forms of physical effort, he worked his way through the University of Wisconsin by cooking flapjacks for the One-Minute Coffee Shop in Madison. Between cakes & coffee he...

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