National Affairs: Little Redhead

A woman delegate stepped to a microphone and screamed: "I'm for that swell little redhead Walter Reuther."

On the flag-draped stage in Atlantic City's Convention Hall, the object of her devotion grinned like a schoolboy, chomped his gum. For redheaded Walter Reuther this was a climax to years of labor wars, to sit-down strikes and bloody noses, to his noisy emergence as a New Day labor-statesman and labor-economist, to the strike at General Motors which had closed that company tight for 113 days. Last week 38-year-old Walter Reuther made his grab for the presidency of the C.I.O.'s United Auto Workers. On the...

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