COAL: Bituminous Boys

"The four horsemen of industrial warfare—strike, death, famine and destruction—are gathering near the borders of the great bituminous coal fields."—NEWS ITEM. That means: the Jacksonville agreement of 1924 between the bituminous union miners and operators expires March 31. Unless a new compromise can be reached, 200,000 miners are likely to strike. The Union Miners are ready; they have money in their pockets.* Their organization has some $400,000 stored up for a war fund. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers of America, "a cross between William Jennings Bryan and...

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