Foreign News: Cracking?

White-necked, white-handed coal miners have ceased to be anomalous in Britain, for the coal strike, bringing leisure for ablution, has lasted through the summer (TIME, May 10 et seq.). With one million miners still on strike, with their four million dependents living on hand-to-mouth doles, with British production at last seriously curtailed by lack of coal, a conference was held last week between miners and owners. Britain waited expectant while President Evan Williams of the Mine Owners' Association conferred directly for the first time since June with President Herbert Smith of the Miners' Federation,...

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