National Affairs: Out Again, In Again

Many a U.S. strike has been fomented by Communists. Last week, in Detroit, workers in the Briggs Manufacturing Co.'s Vernor Avenue auto-body plant walked out on strike because of Communists.

In the plant's trim and final assembly department, one morning, a notice appeared on the bulletin board: "All Communists must be out of this department by 11:30 a.m. The Committee." At 11:30, the suspected workmen were still there. They were booted out. Next day, they were booted out again. When they came back again, the department struck. The company closed the entire plant.

Officers of the plant's United Auto Workers local quickly called...

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