National Affairs: Catalytic Agent

Swinging from talk into action about strikes, the President appointed a fact-finding board for the steel dispute, key to all of them. Its members: Law-Professor Nathan P. Feinsinger, University of Wisconsin; Roger I. McDonough, Associate Justice of the Utah Supreme Court; Chief Justice James M. Douglas of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Since the steelworkers' union has no pet theories on ability to pay (see below), and since a steel strike would be ruinous and hence is almost inconceivable in the 1946 U.S. economy, there was a good chance that the fact-finding board could bring about a settlement simply as a catalytic...

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