LABOR: Washington v. Detroit

John L. Lewis' crude presentation of his campaign I. O. U. to Franklin Roosevelt last fortnight, his demand that the President now repay his political debt to Mr. Lewis by joining him in his war on General Motors (TIME, Feb. 1), put the New Deal in a highly uncomfortable position. By forcing the President to hand the C. I. O. chieftain a veiled but unmistakable rebuke, it left the New Deal appearing to side, against 3,500,000 friends, with those onetime pillars of the Liberty League, Alfred P. Sloan Jr. and the du Ponts....

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