National Affairs: Silk Strike

Slow and orderly but pregnant with violence was the start of a Communist strike last week in Paterson, N. J., great silk manufacturing centre of the U. S. Sponsor for the walkout was William Zebulon Foster's radical National Textile Workers' Union whose agents and inciters took such woe and bloodshed to the cotton textile industry in and around Gastonia, N. C. two years ago (TIME, April 8, 1929 et seq.). Paterson's hard streets are historically fertile soil for labor disturbances; twice within the last decade have they been harrowed by major textile strikes....

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