The Press: Blow the Man Down

It was the eighth day of the year's fourth big maritime strike, and too much for lean, sobersided Hanson W. Baldwin, military and naval expert of the New York Times. An old Annapolis man himself, Baldwin got to musing over the good old days of wooden ships, iron men—and no unions. When he had worked up a full head of steam, he blew his top, in a scalding column. Excerpts:

"When unionism took to blue water, the death knell of an efficient maritime carrying trade was sounded. . . . Where now are the bucko...

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