LABOR: Coal Demosthenes

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The NRA was a triple Godsend to John Llewellyn Lewis. First it enabled him to "organize" coal fields that had not been unionized, to increase the members of his United Mine Workers from 300,000 to 650,000 in a few months. Second, NRA provided a new force to compel coal operators to raise wages and shorten hours —as General Johnson did fortnight ago to prevent a strike in the soft coal fields. Last week, as a third blessing, NRA provided Mr. Lewis with a new and bigger stage for his oratorical genius. Orator...

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