National Affairs: Strike-Ho

The U.S. Government, which had already taken over a private shipbuilding plant,* last week went into the shipping business.

Latest Federal move into private enterprise was the result of a long-boiling agitation among U.S. seamen, who wanted to be paid extra for extra risks on the seas made more dangerous by war. Some of their demands for war bonuses had already been met. But as hazards increased, seamen had shouted louder for still bigger bonuses.

The U.S. Maritime Commission, headed by profane, salty ex-Rear Admiral Emory Land, was busily trying to work out a formula...

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