National Affairs: Tweedledum Y. Tweedledee

The A.F.L. and C.I.O. bumped heads again in runoff elections at the Oak Ridge, Tenn. atomic-energy plants. Both were left groggy; the collision settled little in their scrap to organize Southern labor.

At the biggest plant, Tennessee Eastman, a majority of the workmen voted for no union at all. At the smallest, Monsanto Chemical Co., the A.F.L. came out on top. At the Carbide & Carbon Chemicals factory, where the C.I.O. had trailed the A.F.L. in the first election, it now won by a molecule (25 votes out of 3,811 cast).

The switch at Carbide & Carbon was a minor triumph for...

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