Foreign News: Coal Deadlock

"Here, in the prosperous bounteous United States, I feel like a maggot in a great big piece of cheese." Thus Miss E. ("Wee Ellen") Wilkinson, shingled, petite, British Laborite M. P., broached an appeal for U. S. contributions to the British coal miners strike fund last week at a feminist foregathering in Manhattan presided over by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt. "Wee Ellen," green of hat, green-gowned, dangling jauntily a green purse continued: "Nearly a million miners are locked out,"* (TIME, May 10 et seq.)

"With their wives and families they form nearly...

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