LABOR: Cleared With C.I.O.

A big question before this week's C.I.O. convention was settled before it opened, and without a struggle. In a smoke-filled room of Chicago's huge Stevens Hotel, 95 top C.I.O. executives listened for two hours to glowing, cocky words from Sidney Hillman & Co. about Sidney Hillman & Co.'s Political Action Committee. Then, unanimously and without debate, the C.I.O. Executive Committee voted to keep P.A.C. alive and kicking. Photographers asked C.I.O. President Phil Murray to pose with Hillman. Grinned Murray: "You'll have to clear that with Sidney."

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