STEEL: Last Licks

Philip Murray waited for silence. The C.I.O. Steelworkers' president was concluding his final plea for a 30¢ -an-hour package of wage increases, pensions and social insurance. Across the oak-paneled hearing room sat Enders Voorhees, chairman of U.S. Steel Corp.'s finance committee, who had presented the core of Big Steel's arguments. Voorhees, snapped Murray, did not understand the working man: "He's lived a ... juicy life . . . [this] fat, sassy and very opulent man." And if Voorhees did not believe in pensions, asked Murray, "why does he not mention his own...

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