National Defense: Strikes, Stoppages

The two-headed boss of defense production, OPM's Knudsenhillman, showed his muscle last week in breaking up a labor rumpus. At the Allis-Chalmers plant in Milwaukee, management and employe had rolled and wrestled for more than three weeks while work on $45,000,000 worth of Army and Navy contracts for turbines, shafts, pumps, gun parts ceased. Patience exhausted, Knudsenhillman sent identical telegrams to Milwaukee, urgently "requesting" spokesmen for both sides to hurry to Washington. There defense officials threw them at U. S. Conciliation Service Director John R. Steelman. At week's end Knudsenhillman, perspiring and triumphant, announced that the dispute was ended, workers would...

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