British Commonwealth of Nations: Coal Strike Deadlocked

Throughout the week the British coal strike (TIME, May 10, et, seq.) continued so completely deadlocked that representatives of the Government, the Miners' Federation and the Owners' Association never so much as conferred.

Not only did Premier Baldwin's plan of conciliation (TIME, May 24) go begging, but his time-limited offer to extend the coal subsidy was ignored by both embattled groups.

With 1,000,000 miners idle and seemingly intent upon continuing so, the Government by an elaborate system of coal rationing cut normal consumption 50%. The King, after planning a holiday at Aldershot and...

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