MISSOURI: Coppers Copped

There has been no police strike in a major U.S. city since 1919, when Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts rode to national prominence by calling out the troops to break one in Boston. But last week Missouri's square-chinned Governor Phil M. Donnelly got his dander up over the very thought of a police strike.

Democrat Donnelly came out fighting against unionization of St. Louis' cops by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes (A.F.L.), which has quietly but steadily organized police unions in more than 50 U.S. cities.*

Last October Richard Miller,...

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