A goodly jump from Mrs. Heaton's Daughter (Ziff-Davis, 1943) this portrait of New York local unionism and the tyranny of its manager's powerlust, of an unfledged Harvard graduate's bitter experiences as educational director under the dictatorship of lots. Stuart, who had conquered a stutter, has now to conquer his distaste for people in the mass, and, through Blotz' torturing, face the problem again. Sally, Blotz' daughter, provides him with help and friendship; Lisa, who first spit at him, becomes his fiancee; and he is introduced to strongarm methods through Blotz' efforts to retain his position in an open election. Lian is murdered, and Stuart turns to Sally. Portraits in violent color and melodramatic climaxes mar reality of the picture of a local union's activities, problems and importance in the labor questions.