LABOR: Quiet Week

An enormous silence fell over U.S. industry. Nothing like it had ever happened before; all the walkouts, lockouts, panics and fires of modern times had scarcely muted the clang and throb of the nation's production. Now the fast rising tide of postwar strikes lapped up into the fire rooms of whole industries, sent 1,500,000 U.S. workmen into the midwinter streets, created ghost forests of smokeless stacks from Buffalo, N.Y. to Los Angeles, Calif.

The heartland of the manufacturing East was dead: steel was down in the greatest strike in history. The smoke lifted over Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle. The glow of...

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