LABOR: Cool Coal Strike

Last Monday morning 400,000 soft coal miners in Pennsylvania. West Virginia. Illinois and Ohio failed to go to work and the fourth bituminous strike in the U. S. since the War was on. But nobody got excited.

This same coal strike had been called five times, postponed five times since February (TIME, April 8, et seq.). Chief reason given for the postponements was that both sides were waiting for the passage of the Guffey Coal Bill to establish a "little NRA" in the soft coal...