National Affairs: Wishing to God

More men & women were on strike in the U.S. last week than ever before in history. The effects were visible and nationwide.

A TIME correspondent wrote: "Omaha's biggest business is almost paralyzed. The city sounds different, smells different. One of the oldest, most colorful operations is stalled. Union Stock Yards, usually a hustling, bustling, bawling, bleating center of activity, is almost silent.

"Seven thousand packinghouse workers—breadwinners for 35,000—are on strike. Chimneys that usually belch clouds of smoke emit only a weak little puff now & then. The resounding thud of a sledge on...

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