National Affairs: Apostle at Large

Secretary of Labor James Paul Mitchell stepped before the International Association of Machinists' quadrennial convention at San Francisco last week, ostensibly to speak on automation, but actually to begin a two-month campaign to convince as many union men as possible to vote for Dwight Eisenhower in November. Mitchell was cautious ("We have strictly enforced the labor laws"; "The days of hate the boss and smash the union are over"), for he was an apostle in the camp of the not-yet-convinced. During the speech he was interrupted four times by mild applause (next...

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