THE NATION: Changed Outlook

The mood of the nation had changed. When the House passed its drastic labor bill three weeks ago, the nation still feared another wrenching series of strikes in the 1946 pattern. But now the prospects for industrial peace were better than at any time since the war. The Senate, facing its own labor bill last week, considered the outlook.

Across the nation strikes flickered here & there. But they were mostly the normal sparks from clashing industrial gears: 16,500 building-trades workers in Detroit; 14,000 employees at Inland Steel; 7,500 cement workers in the northeastern states. The only major strike was...

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