National Affairs: Old-Fashioned Strike

Last week an eastern waterfront character named Jacob ("Beacon Jack") Lichter appeared in & around Boston. At Everett, one of Boston's seaport suburbs Mr. Lichter shortly appeared in effigy (see cut). He was deemed worth hanging by C. I. 0. seamen who, having called a strike on Standard Oil Tankers, took it for granted that "Beacon Jack" was around to recruit strike breakers.

So many pickets ganged up on Everett docks that local police called help from Boston, charged the union line, dodged rocks, pitched tear gas bombs, jailed 36 strikers. The union put...

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