Battle of the Statler

After Franklin Roosevelt's crashing speech to the Teamsters' union fortnight ago, happy Teamsters streamed out of the Statler Hotel's Presidential Room, full of good food and high enthusiasm. On the hotel's mezzanine, some of the Teamsters met two naval officers, bound for a Navy dance.

What happened then was suppressed for a week. This week Cissy Patterson's Times-Herald, which likes neither Franklin Roosevelt nor unions, disclosed that the result had been a first-class brawl.

First reports of the fracas definitely identified only one participant. He was Lieut. Randolph Dickins Jr., of Bradenton, Fla.,...

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