Ever in the rip tide of pressure groups, Washington during the past month was the scene of a unique Battle of the Pressagents. Sitting in judgment was an emergency Fact-Finding Board of three appointed by Franklin Roosevelt to decide whether railroad managements were justified in imposing a general 15% wage cut (TIME, April 25, et seq.).

Daily in the dingy caucus room of the old House Office Building railroad presidents laid bare the shambles of railroad economics, railroad labor representatives snarled that labor was not to blame, should not pay the penalty....

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