. . . While some merchants reported that a serious food shortage would result unless there was a settlement soon, the State Division on the Necessities of Life said that there was no immediate danger of food shortage in eastern Massachusetts. . . .
After communication with several large chain stores and warehouses late yesterday, W. H. Rutherford, statistician of the state division, said no immediate food shortage threatened. . . .
The strike continued relatively peaceful, especially in Boston, where Supt. of Police Edward W. Fallon said that no cases of violence by men identified as strikers had been reported to police. The only arrests in the day were in Melrose, where five men were taken on charges of assaulting a truckman bound from Maine to Boston with a load of milk. The Boston Globe.