National Affairs: Briggs and Bats

A union vice president was shot in the leg. Two union men had been stabbed. Another was beaten, later hounded into a cellar whence police rescued him. Carloads of union men drove up to a union picketline, attacked the picketers with baseball bats. Other union rovers toured the city, on the lookout for rival union men.

These goings-on in Detroit last week were in connection with a strike against big, rich Briggs Manufacturing Co., which makes automobile bodies for Chryslers, Plymouths, Dodges, De Sotos, Packards, Lincolns. Because of the strike Chrysler Corp. had to close ten of its plants in Michigan and...

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