Middle Man

The speech of the week was made in Boston. The subject was the sins of U.S. labor and management. The speaker was Eric Allen Johnston, 47, kinetic, personable president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To a Founder's Day dinner of Boston University, which had just given him his fourth LL.D., he said:

"Tonight, I'm going to mention plenty of bad practices by labor; and plenty by management also. . . . But, gentlemen of labor, I'll tell you something straight. Right now you have a priority at the mourners' bench. . ....

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