LABOR: House Divided

Sprawling Kensington, Pa., centre of the U. S. hosiery industry, has seen some sad sights. It has seen its busy mills—where in the palmy days before depression and improved machinery began to displace labor, a good knitter could make $125 a week—oust workers for machines; then close themselves for lack of work.

Flourishing in the early '20s among Kensington's many busy mills was the Westmoreland, one of a chain of mills operated by Interstate Knitting Mills, Inc. Years went by, the machinery in Westmoreland's dingy red-brick building grew old, became outmoded. Last summer Interstate closed the mill. Faced with joblessness,...

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