LABOR: Homer Martin Out

When young Homer Martin was studying for the Baptist ministry at William Jewell College in Missouri, he was national hop, step & jump champion. From an industrial pastorate he hopped into the Labor movement. He stepped into national prominence as the first democratically elected head of the new United Automobile Workers, jumped to the front pages as leader of the 1937 sit-down strikes in Detroit and Flint.

With the splitting of U. A. W. into two factions—A. F. of L. and C. I. 0.—Homer Martin fell back into obscurity as head of the weaker A. F. of L. faction. Two weeks...

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