TERRITORIES: Revolt in the Canebrakes

Harry Bridges' left-handed grip on Hawaii's sugar, pineapple and dock workers (TIME, Dec. 22) had never seemed tighter. He seemed coolly confident and was flexing his muscles for another wage fight with the planters and shippers next February. A vice president of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, one J. R. Robertson, had gone out from San Francisco to stir up the shock troops and build up a $200,000 "war chest" (one day's pay a month from each of the I.L.W.U.'s 35,000 members).

But along the coastal slopes near Hilo, Vice President Robertson ran into trouble. Remembering their costly, 79-day...

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