National Affairs: Fired by the Army

For the first time since the defense program began, the U.S. Government last week kicked out the management of a private business enterprise because of a labor dispute.

At the Army's behest, the directors of Air Associates, Inc. fired President F. Leroy Hill, Vice President Harold I. Crow. This was a condition set up by the Army for return of the company's plant at Bendix, N.J., taken over by the Army last October after a bitter, months-long strike.

This action looked to many a citizen like a dangerous precedent. Said the Wall Street Journal,...

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