LABOR: New Boss of the C.I.O.

The C.I.O. last week ended the bitter, public struggle for power touched off by the death of Philip Murray early in November. Unable to reach a behind-the-scenes agreement on Murray's successor, top union leaders threw the fight on to the floor of the 14th C.I.O. convention. There, in a roll-call vote, the C.I.O. elected its third president, stocky, redheaded Walter Reuther, since 1946 president of the United Auto Workers.

The United Steelworkers' Union, second in size only to the U.A.W. among C.I.O. member unions, fought Reuther's election implacably, and the Steelworkers' candidate, C.I.O. Vice President Allan S. Haywood, was backed...

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