THE PRESIDENCY: A Great Deal of Patience . . .

The gale of war had blown itself out, and now a big swell was running: labor unrest. It crashed on every industrial shore in the nation (see Labor), spread beyond the factories. In strike-stormy Detroit, cops clashed with labor-union men picketing a meeting of Rabble-rouser Gerald L. K. Smith's followers, and men went down under blows of swinging nightsticks. High-school children in New York City, Chicago and Gary, Ind., swirled out in a rash of protests, racial disputes and wholesale hooliganism (see EDUCATION).

The pent-up economic pressures of peace had generated political pressures and had brought President Truman...

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