LABOR: Trouble at the Table

The Labor-Management Conference was a flop. Delegates conceded this week that they would do well to reach as much agreement as the pallid platitudes of last spring's management-labor charter (TIME, April 9), which has not altered the battle lines by an inch. President Truman's observers reported back to the White House that he had misplaced his hopes in banking on the conference to settle anything; he might as well abandon them.

Even Dr. George Taylor, conference secretary, trying to find something hopeful to pass on to the public, was reduced to pointing out...