For a few days last week, for the first time since Nov. 21, there was no major strike in the U.S. But beyond the threat of the seaman's strike (see Labor) President Truman had a labor problem just the same. Before him, for his disposition, was the Case bill, which sought, in a small way, to redress the balance between labor & management.

Telegrams, both pro & con, had rained on the White House at the rate of about 3,000 a day—a total of 38,000. Nobody bothered to count the letters. In the House, proponents and opponents gathered signatures to petitions....

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