CALIFORNIA: Gentlemen Farmers

Along California highways last week, red, white & blue billboard posters shouted: "National Defense—A nation at work —Protect the open door for jobs for everyone—The open shop is the open door." California businessmen were rallying their forces for a last-ditch fight with labor.

Businessmen were alarmed by labor's successful strike at Vultee Aircraft Corp., where workers had won a higher wage; by State Supreme Court decisions upholding the legality of a closed-shop contract. From their annual convention at Fresno, bigwigs of the Associated Farmers of California, Inc. scurried to Los Angeles to huddle with members of the State Chamber of...

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