LABOR: Quickies Quenched?

Along the trail of trouble that followed San Francisco's non-union "hot car" of Woolworth school supplies (TIME, Aug. 29), owners of 121 closed warehouses and 35 open but strike-crippled department stores still held out for concessions in new labor contracts, fighting C. I. O. warehousemen and A. F. of L. clerks to a standstill. But San Franciscans were cheered last week by more significant news: Harry Bridges' C. I. O. longshoremen and Pacific Coast shipping line operators at last agreed, subject to rank-and-file approval, to sign contracts promising peace on the water...