National Affairs: Gears Ground

In the recent resurgence of labor no new union has had more spectacular success than the United Automobile Workers of America, no labor leader of the past year has achieved more fame than the Auto Workers' brisk and boyish president, Homer Martin. Eight months ago, armed with contracts from General Motors and Chrysler, a membership of 375,000, an overflowing treasury and the enthusiasm of youth, the U. A. W. prepared to shift into high and charge the unconquered Ford fortress. Last week the sound of grinding gears could still be heard.

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