U.S. At War: Mr. Arnold Muzzled

Thurman Arnold, famed capital-baiter and labor-baiter, was scheduled to bait labor again before a House Judiciary subcommittee last week. Instead the committee received a little note from Mr. Arnold's boss, Attorney General Francis Biddie, politely informing them he preferred not to have Mr. Arnold appear. His reasons: 1) the bills in question (to curb labor racketeers) were not concerned with the Justice Department; 2) Mr. Arnold had "heretofore expressed himself" on the matter of labor racketeering and his views were well known. In brief, Mr. Biddle hauled Mr. Arnold off labor's...