LABOR: Meat, and a Bishop

Americans eat 15 billion pounds of meat a year. It has made fortunes and names for four U. S. families—Armour, Swift, Wilson, Cudahy. It keeps 129,000 men at work the year around.

Two years ago Labormaster John L. Lewis, after long study of the meat industry, slapped his paunch impatiently and sent his No. 1 soapbox fireball, Van A. Bittner, to organize Chicago's 24,000 packinghouse workers for the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Last weekend, two years of patient preparation matured in a mass meeting in the Chicago Coliseum. John Lewis was ready to...

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