LABOR: Little David & the Diesels

After 15 years of argument, a railroad dispute came to a head last week: 18,000 firemen walked off the job on four of the country's biggest railroads.

The roads struck were the Pennsylvania west and north of Harrisburg, the New York Central west of Buffalo, the Southern, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, plus, at week's end, 100 miles of Santa Fe track in California used by the Union Pacific. By this kind of piecemeal attack, the firemen tangled up the nation's heartland without causing a national emergency that might have brought...

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