The Press: Pick a Picket

Hearst Columnist Westbrook Pegler, who cultivates an attitude of chronic ferocity, gave some extraordinary advice.

Wrote Pegler last week in the New York Journal-American and 300 other papers: "Counterbalancing the right to strike, the American citizen has a right not to strike [and the right] to ... break a strike . . . The non-striker or strikebreaker, being a law-abiding citizen, always deserves police protection . . . [He] also has a right to shoot to kill if he is attacked or threatened by a mob . . . Not enough pickets were killed by law-abiding citizens during the ... birth of...

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