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A strike of 2,000 AFL deck officers operating from Gulf and Atlantic coast ports, which threatened to tie up all shipping in the region, was postponed last night on the plea of government mediators. The strike had been called for midnight.

Little more than an hour before that deadline, a 30-day extension was agreed upon, subject to approval of the rank and file of the AFL Masters, Mates and Pilots and the 38 companies making up the employers' group from Atlantic and Gulf ports.

The deadline for approval by the union and employers is next Monday.

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