LABOR: Curran, 1-A

Selective Service Appeals Board No. 4, New York City, voted 4-to-1 to classify the registrant 1A. But the Board was not sure of his address. Joseph Edwin Curran, 37, fellow-traveling president of the National Maritime Union, was at sea.

The State Department had refused Big Joe a passport to see how torpedoed seamen fare in Britain, Russia, North Africa. Curran shipped as a seaman, disappeared into wartime censorship. The New York World-Telegram's Westbrook Pegler, longtime Curran-comber (TIME, Aug. 30), attacked this "vacation," asked why the N.M.U. chief was not drafted.

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