LABOR: Work Stalled

Government officials were about ready to give up last week and admit that the Allis-Chalmers strike, worst labor snarl since the defense program got under way, had them stumped. Still shut tight at week's end, after 52 days of wrangling, was the Allis-Chalmers plant in Milwaukee. Gathering dust were $45,000,000 worth of orders for machinery to equip warships, machinery and machine tools needed in shipbuilding, turbogenerators needed for the new smokeless powder plant at Radford, Va. (see p. 21). Like traffic jammed in a narrow street, work was piling up behind the...

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