LABOR: Less Trouble in N.M.U.

Joe Curran sat in his Manhattan office last week looking like a muscular mouse that had swallowed a rat. Joe had not actually swallowed the rat, but he had sent the Communists in his National Maritime Union scurrying back into their hole.

The Reds had had him on the run from the day he angrily resigned as co-chairman of the Committee for Maritime Unity. He had resigned because C.M.U., instead of bringing unity among the offshore and longshore unions, had brought more trouble.

He decided to take his case to the seamen. Under a full head of steam he sailed off to...

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