U.S. At War: Wrathful Kansan

Last year florid-faced, old (70) Senator Clyde Martin Reed went back to his home town, Parsons, Kans., where he published the daily Sun. There he heard that men wanting work at the nearby Sunflower ordnance plant had first to join an A.F. of L. union, pay $39 to $53 in initiation fees and dues. Many of the job-seekers were from Kansas farms. Hopping mad, he went back to Washington, introduced a bill calling for open shops on Government jobs. The bill was shelved in committee.

Last week Clyde Reed, choked by Washington inaction, made what...

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