The House rose in wrath last week, swung a roundhouse blow at a face that it had come to hate: the huge mug of John L. Lewis. The blow caromed off Lewis' massive chins, and smacked Labor with a jolt that shook its teeth. The Smith bill, passed by a whopping 252-10-136 vote, would deprive Labor, for the duration, of the lush privileges it has enjoyed since the New Deal came to power.

For the brain child of Virginia's wing-collared, flop-eared Howard Worth Smith would 1) freeze the present situation in regard to the closed shop; 2) require long cooling-off periods...

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