LABOR: Vicious Beating

Squelch of the week, delivered by Michigan's Cross Co. (automation machinery) after the United Auto Workers charged that a "strikebreaker mob" inflicted a "vicious beating" on U.A.W. Member Michael Oravec during the union's current drive to organize Cross workers:

"Michael Oravec was today given a clean bill of health [at a medical clinic]. The doctors were unable to find any evidence of his having been 'kicked and slugged' at any time in the past few days, as claimed, and stated that he was in excellent physical condition. A slight abrasion was noted on one knee, acquired, however, more than 24...

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