Republic Steel Corp.'s thin-lipped President Charles M. White thinks there are better ways to settle labor disputes than through a fact-finding board appointed by the President. In Manhattan's federal courthouse one day last week he told the board:

"There are worse things than a strike. Everybody gets a lot of things off their chests. They say a lot of dirty things and they seem to feel awfully good after it is all over and they are back to work.

"I think that labor has got to be just as big as industry in seeing that the right [bargaining] results are reached. If...

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