U.S. At War: Work Done

Congress had a busy, statesmanlike week, and something to show for it: a mighty heave to raise taxes; a tentative nod toward postwar world cooperation; a jarring blow at John L. Lewis.

¶Ignoring Administration pleas for moderation, ignoring organized labor's threats to purge them, come election time, the House passed (231-10-141) the Smith-Connally strike-and-labor-control bill. Aimed squarely at John Lewis, the bill bristles with restrictions on labor. Mildest Administration slur at the measure, during hearings, came from Labor Secretary Madam Frances Perkins (who had presented her usual package of charts and statistics...

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