LABOR: Sleeping Mediators

Practically the whole National Defense Mediation Board last week suffered from a common disease. Vice Chairman William Hammatt Davis of the Mediation Board was in conference one afternoon with other Board members and the Board's young executive secretary, Ralph Theodore Seward, when Seward's head drooped. His eyes grew heavy behind his thick glasses, and suddenly he was asleep. Nudged awake, he stumbled across the room, fell onto a divan, and slept the rest of the afternoon.

Next day Mr. Davis' secretary, Eliza beth McGahey, was confined to bed.

Feeling low, Osgood Nichols,...

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