Labor got a sharp slap across the face last week. Andrew Jackson Higgins, New Orleans' big, bluff shipbuilder, announced that he would close down his three plants, sell them to the highest bidder, and farm out his fat $40,000,000 peacetime contracts to other manufacturers. Reason: labor strife that never seemed to end.

"Then," said Andy Higgins menacingly, "I'm going to crusade. I'm going to crusade to see that men who want to work can get it without paying tribute to any one." Andy's plants were already shut — by a strike. His labor...

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