LABOR: Afternoon in Gridley

George Plummer McNear Jr. does not believe in obeying a law that he hates. His 239-mile Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad was returned to him last October, after 42 months of Government operation under seizure. Immediately his union rail employes struck. The line has been strike-bound ever since. George McNear refused to negotiate". He said he would see the railroad and himself go broke first.

No train ran until three weeks ago. Then a locomotive chuffed out with a few cars. There was a rock-throwing fracas; a picket was shot at and wounded. A few days later, shotgun pellets ripped through...

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