LABOR: Spinach & Kings

One noon last week some 1,800 passengers, including J. P. Morgan and James W. Gerard, special representative for President Roosevelt, were aboard the regal Queen Mary about to sail from Manhattan to attend the Coronation of the world's greatest surviving King, George VI. At sailing time, however, it looked as if a petty king of U. S. labor were going to have the best of puissant George VI, for the Coronation-bound passengers were aboard ship but their Coronation costumes were dock-bound by a strike of some 300 baggage wallopers called out by President Joseph P. Ryan of the...

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