National Affairs: Cargo for the U.S.S.R.

Soviet ships had been calling at U.S. ports ever since V-J Day, and nobody but customs officials and longshoremen had paid much attention to them. But last week, when the 10,000-ton Soviet steamship Chukotka tied up at a Jersey City pier and began loading $282,000 worth of industrial machinery (which had been licensed for export by the Department of Commerce), all hell broke loose.

A line of Catholic war veterans appeared at the Chukotka's pier, began picketing her on grounds that her cargo could be used against the U.S. in time of war. Longshoremen decided to join the protest, held a...

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