In Honolulu, the governor's impartial fact-finding board hopefully suggested a cure for the two-month-old waterfront strike which was slowly paralyzing Hawaiian industry (TIME, July 4). The board proposed a 14¢-an-hour pay raise for Harry Bridges' striking stevedores. Reluctantly, the islands' seven struck stevedoring companies agreed to pay. In Washington, President Truman said that the striking dockworkers should accept the offer; Interior Secretary Julius ("Cap") Krug telephoned Hawaii's Acting Governor Oren Long to say that the Administration was squarely behind the proposal.

But Harry Bridges' fast-talking Red-fringed lieutenants told the men to stick to their demand for a raise of 32...

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