National Affairs: Side Track

The week's prize for hotbox rhetoric went to Alexander Fell Whitney, 76-year-old president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Anybody who voted for the Senate's new Taft labor bill, cried he, "broke faith with democracy and followed in the goose step of Naziism . . ."

It mattered not to Trainman Whitney that the new bill was milder—in 27 spots —than Taft-Hartley; Whitney wanted his boys to think that it was really worse. "If this vicious proposal should ever become law," he told his union in its weekly newspaper, "we shall be only one step...

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