GREAT BRITAIN: Work or Fight?

"We cannot afford the luxury of a quarrel while fighting with Hitler," said blond, blue-eyed Sir Walter Citrine, secretary of Britain's powerful Trades Union Congress (5,000,000 members). Yet last week found Cabinet, Press and Labor wrangling over Britain's toughest labor problem since the war's outbreak: Shall the Government continue to conscript skilled war-industry workers for the armed forces? Sir Walter Citrine said no.

Pot-paunched Labor Minister Ernest Bevin, backed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a special committee that studied the question, shucked his recently acquired Carlton Grill manners to argue a...

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