Out of the blue last week came the biggest labor news in six years. Without warning, wearing an unbecoming dovelike look, tough, gruff John L. Lewis clumped out of his lair brandishing a proposal for —of all things—labor peace. In a long, cooing letter to C.I.O. President Philip Murray and A.F. of L. President William Green, labor's black storm cloud proposed an end to the violent feud which has split labor for the last six years, kept labor's house in turmoil. Said Mr. Lewis:

"It is obvious that if accouplement* could be achieved . ....

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