National Affairs: Deadlock on the Docks

From Searsport, Me. to Corpus Christi, Texas, the great ports of the eastern and southern U.S. were as idle as millponds last week, immobilized by a sudden wildcat strike by the crime-ridden International Longshoremen's Association. Pickets in New York took a "coffee break" to let Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, Vatican diplomat, make a hasty departure from the Vulcania without suffering the embarrassment of crossing their line. A troupe of Yemenite dancers walked ashore with their luggage on their heads, and pursers and stewards from the U.S.S. Constitution helped 983 home-coming travelers tote their baggage ashore. Perishable goods were in danger of...

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