THE ADMINISTRATION: Rather Confusing, Isn't It?

As the seven-week-old steel strike began to paralyze civilian and arms production last week, one Washingtonian suggested a new kind of seizure to end the dispute. Why not seize Presidential Assistant John Steelman and Price Boss Ellis Arnall and ship them back home to Arkansas and Georgia? The idea had some merit. Steelmakers, in the firm belief that they had a promise from Steelman for a $5.20 boost in prices, had come close to agreement with the union on wages and a form of union shop. Then Steelman withdrew the promise.


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