o in an R of snapped. Remington Rand Strike Call Heads Labor Rift Series 4200 to 6000 Employes Affected—-'Sitdown' At Tire Plant By The Associated Press Police began a quiet watch over six plants of Remington Rand, Inc., n the east and middle west today as a strike call was handed to workers workers estimated at 6,000 by labor eaders and 4,200 by the company. Precautionary measures were requested requested from police and national guard officials in more than a half lozen sections of the country as abor troubles either got under way r threatened among industrial and agricultural workers. Only a few scattered instances f trouble in the strike centers were eported by police. Gun fights be- ween strikers and- workers led to 5 more arrests in the vegetable elds of southern California. A few arrests for allegedly pass- ng out of communistic literature ,-ere made as picketers took up thel- osts at Remington Rand plants at yracuse, Ilioir5 and Tonamanda, N. Strikes also were called at the ompany plants'-! at' Middletown, onn., and Norwood and Marietta, bio.,. Police guards at Ilion were rmed with tear gas.; Strike leaders said they asked the ollce to stop the-distribution of ommunlst 'literature r at their labor meetings, at the same time clalm- ng that "eye^rbodyV^Siput." »«Jfunes H. Rand, Jr., president of he jcjbmpany, announced': that the icuse plant would be closed per- ient$ and' strong efforts made o keep the others open. "Less than 0 per cent of our employes want to trike," ;he said. AtlAkron, O., three Ohio national guard officers watched the Goodear Goodear Tire & Rubber Co. plants fol- owing the latest in a series of sitdown" protests. The "sitdown" started yesterday ollowing the arrest of suoi-e than SCOT? of union rubber workers on warrants/charging violation of the Ohio ontl-rioting statute in con- ectlon with a previous demonstra- ion at the plant. Yesterday's "slt- own" lasted only a few hours. Possibility of national guard In- erventlon hung over Portsmouth, O., as the Wheeling Steel Corp., paid >ff employes at its downtown offices offices and federal authorities admitted admitted mediation in the four-day old strike affecting 5600 workers appeared remote. Sporadic fights, with more than a score of men treated for minor in- uries, marked the walkout.