COAL: A Temporary Lull

John J. Cornwell, former Gover nor of West Virginia, told the National Association of Manufacturers that it would not be long before the United Mine Workers would demand nationalization of the coal mines. He asserted that they would not be satisfied with the recommendations of the so-called Fact Finding Commission, unless it also demanded nationalization of mines. At the convention of miners at Cleveland in 1919 the demand for nationalization of the coal mines was voiced formally for the first time. He declared that we are now only in a " temporary...

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