National Affairs: Dixie Battleground

The muffled tread of labor, marching, beat in Southern ears. The C.I.O. was already on crusade (TIME, May 13). This week, in Asheville's cool mountain air, the A.F. of L. mustered its ranks for the torrid tramp through Dixie.

Old soldier George L. Googe, the A.F. of L.'s Georgia-born Southern sergeant major since 1930, formed up the delegates representing 1,800,000 Federation members. They passed in review before A.F. of L. President William Green. (The lines were somewhat thinned, owing to a transportation tie-up occasioned by the coal strike called by the A.F. of...

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