Canada: LABOR: Barometer Falling

Canada's fears of serious labor troubles rose sharply. In Windsor, where a smoldering strike of 10,000 Ford Motor Co. of Canada workers entered its third month, there were signs of flame.

The trouble started on Friday, when Ford's Canadian management asked police to escort 35 guards through the picket lines ''to safeguard machinery." Eleven policemen formed a wedge, rammed into the lines. The pickets stood firm. Fists flew. The police discreetly retired.

Then Canadians heard ominous news. Ontario's Attorney General Leslie Blackwell sent 250 Ontario provincial police from Toronto to reinforce Windsor's cops....

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