The first big money for the 1944 presidential campaign was laid on the line last weekby C.I.O. At their annual convention in Philadelphia, C.I.O. leaders made a modest announcement that they had earmarked $700,000 for political "education." In private, they were less modest: they made plans to spend up to $5,000,000 of local and State organization funds, if necessary, to put U.S. labor squarely in politics.* Their unofficial platform:
> To stop the right-face of the Democratic Party and force it back to its crusading New Deal days.
> To elect a pro-labor Congress.
> To elect a...