THE NATION: The Time Has Come

With deep relief (and some shame and resentment) the nation heard last week that John Lewis had relaxed his clutch. The nation's industry could get up.

While industry brushed itself off and examined its bruises and abrasions, some of them left over from the auto strike, the electric strike, the steel strike, the nation took stock. A lot of damage had been done. But it was possible also that some good might result.

The coal strike, which had come close to paralyzing the whole nation's economy, had shown—as had no recent U.S. strike—the full possibilities of uncontrolled labor leadership....

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