National Affairs: No. 3

Up to the gates of Air Associates, Inc., of Bendix, N.J., rolled trucks filled with U.S. troops. Armed with machine guns, semi-automatic rifles, fixed bayonets, 2,100 soldiers clambered down and took possession of the factory. For the third time in five months the Government seized a defense plant to settle a labor trouble.

Seizure of Air Associates was the result of President Roosevelt's conviction that President F. Leroy Hill had flouted the National Mediation Board, OPM AND THE War Department, during months of senseless wrangling and hostilities. Mediation Board Chairman William H. Davis had negotiated a truce whose terms required C.I.O. to...

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