MANAGEMENT: Mr. Avery v. Mr. Roosevelt

Sewell Lee Avery, the 69-year-old board chairman of Montgomery Ward & Co., was bedded down with a cold last week in his apartment on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. This was the least of his troubles. The biggest was a mile away, at Ward's mammoth mail-order and retail stores along the Chicago River, where the employes were on strike, called out by C.I.O.'s Retail Employes Union.* The union claimed that 4,500 of the 5,500 union-eligible employes had walked out. Nonstriking employes going through picket lines were given the "Chicago cheer" by strikers (see...

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