LABOR: Strikes v. Wage-Cuts

At a convention of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen at Houston last week Secretary of Labor William Nuckles Doak pulled from his pocket an old, flat, Irish potato. This, he announced, was his "magic potato." It brought him good luck. Said he: "It is even good for neurasthenia."

Secretary of Labor Doak had good reason last week to be glad of a "magic potato." Throughout the land the following events were taking place:

In St. Louis when Public Service Co. announced a 10% wage-cut for its 3,500 streetcar employes, the motormen and conductors promptly...

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