LABOR: Petrillo v. the Boys & Girls

LABOR Petrillo v. the Boys & Girls

The boys & girls who study orchestra and composition each summer among the trees of the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Mich., pay no dues to the American Federation of Musicians. Hence they had every reason to expect trouble from A.F. of M.'s squat, owl-eyed Czar James Caesar Petrillo.

By July 1942 Petrillo decided he had better get moving against the menace to unionism at Interlochen. He ordered the cancellation of broadcasts by Interlochen's National High School Orchestra over the NBC chain. The boys & girls were...

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