Home Affairs: Perilous Position

A year ago, Wendell Willkie wanted to assume all the President's worries. Last week observers thought that he was going to get one of them, predicted that Mr. Roosevelt would hand him the Labor Problem.

It was still a problem.' With the onslaught of war, labor and management passionately agreed that any largescale strikes in defense industries were as inconceivable as the recently threatened nationwide railroad strike.

But how to make dead certain of lasting industrial peace during war's duration? The Smith bill, the club which Congress had fashioned to keep labor in good order, had threatened before war came to bring on...