LABOR: The Time Has Come

C.I.O. President Philip Murray shocked his executive council last week. They were meeting behind closed doors to discuss the Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers Union. A fight to overthrow the union's Communist-hitched leadership ended recently in the secession of the union's right wing. Murray asked the council for unanimous approval of a peace plan under which leaders of both sides would be booted out and replaced by outside administrators.

When 27 voted for it and eight against it,† a livid Phil Murray, who has wavered over the issue of Communism in the C.I.O. for a long time, wavered no longer....

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