LABOR: Again, Umbrella Mike

Sharp at 8 p. m. in Chicago one evening last week, 450 of the 800 city-employed electrical workers pulled their switches, walked out on strike. Out blinked all 94.558 municipal street lights. Off went all traffic lights in the Loop. Along the Chicago River, which slices through the city's midsection, 38 of the 55 drawbridges rose up to stay. Honking automobiles, clanging streetcars, cursing pedestrians piled up at the open bridgeheads, turned to fight their way back. Policemen shouted into dead telephones; their inter-communicating system was useless. State Street was bright with...

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