LABOR: Brass Knuckles

Not since the 1913 flood had Dayton been so excited. One day last week, word spread that big trouble was brewing on the picket lines at the Univis Lens Co. Some 7,500 Daytonians turned out to watch. They saw 160 policemen move in, pour tear gas into a yelling union mob. A savage, three-month-old strike in which heads had been bloodied, stink bombs tossed at non-strikers, ribs prodded by police billies, had reached its climax.

The trouble began when power-hungry Local 768 of the C.I.O.'s Communist-dominated United Electrical Workers asked Univis for an immediate 10¢-an-hour raise, with an added, unspecified...

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