In Galveston, Tex., where 2,000 workmen at Todd Galveston Dry Docks are on strike, the draft boards swung an anti-strike truncheon that had never been swung so vigorously before. Informed that more than 20 men of draft age, deferred because of their jobs in an essential industry, had walked out, the boards ordered them to report to draft headquarters. Purpose: to give them physical examinations, reclassify them for service in the Army, where striking is just not done.

A Jersey City draft board swung even more decisively. It called in a striker at the National Bearing Metals Corp., tossed out...

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