LABOR: Black & White

Addressing the C.I.O. executive board assembled in Washington, C.I.O. President Phil Murray said: "It is not for me to tell you what to do."

But, in a way, Phil Murray did. He wanted to get the Henry Wallace issue out in the open, and, if possible, get it settled. He asked the board to approve a resolution condemning a third-party presidential campaign. Such a campaign, he said, "bodes nothing but ill for labor."

This, as Phil Murray knew it would, set off one of the most savage debates the C.I.O. has ever known. Harry Bridges, Communist-line boss of 75,000 West Coast...

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