LABOR: Detroit Sittings

Last week President Roosevelt's three-man labor board to bring peace to the automobile industry settled down to its work in Detroit. Its appointment fortnight ago had served to avert what threatened to be the worst strike under NRA—a strike that would have thrown 200,000 men out of work, closed hundreds of plants, cut production in dozens of other industries, crippled the Midwest and seriously retarded the President's whole recovery program. Now the board's primary job was to untangle the unionization dispute between the motorcar makers and the American Federation of Labor. After that its...