National Affairs: 1,060 Useless Oaths

Preachers who inveigh against those who take the name of the Lord in vain had no complaint last week against those who, without blasphemous intent, took 1,060 futile oaths. Complaint belonged properly to Federal Judge John Percy Nields of Wilmington. Del. He had to shuffle through the oath-takers' 1,060 affidavits in order to decide whether the National Labor Board could legally force an employer to let Labor Board agents hold a union election in his plant.

Judge Nields had to do some heavy reading. Last June Steelmaster Ernest Tener Weir installed a company...

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