National Affairs: Toward Target Day

The announced business of the convention was to make ''one big union" out of six C.I.O. and one independent maritime unions.† But hardly had the 240 delegates seated themselves in the tobacco-fogged auditorium of San Francisco's Eagles Hall last week before they began to function as a strike strategy committee.

Wrinkled, grandpappyish Eugene F. Burke, 71, president of the Marine Cooks & Stewards, called the first assembly to order. "As I understand it," said he, peering over his spectacles, "we are going to try and unite all organizations ... so that we can...

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