LABOR: Work or Fight

Backed by a blunt Naval edict, West Coast shipyards began summarily discharging loafers last week, asked draft boards to speed their induction into the Army, sent their names to U.S. Employment Service for the blacklist.

Thus shipyard labor was warned to quit shirking for the duration. Six men were ejected from Moore Drydock Co., others were fired from Western Pipe & Steel Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. yards. Said Charles P. Adams, personnel director at Moore, "These were extreme cases."


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