LABOR: Captain Eddie

Ever since his return to the U.S. from his near-fatal Pacific mission, lean, tough Captain Eddie Rickenbacker has been making speeches which compared the spirit and fighting of U.S. soldiers in the South Pacific with the work and zeal of U.S. labor in the factories at home. In the blunt phrases of Captain Eddie—the archetype of the U.S. rugged individualist—U.S. labor has always come off a very poor second.

This week, in the heart of the U.S. airplane industry, in Los Angeles, Captain Eddie elaborated his thesis. Said he:

"If you could only...

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