National Affairs: Coal Party

Secretary of Labor James John Davis gave a party but nobody of real importance came. He meant it to be a peace party to settle the troubles of the coal industry.

Representatives of the United Mine Workers came, led by John L. Lewis, their president. It was at their reiterated request (TIME, Nov. 28, Dec. 5) that Secretary Davis had issued his invitations. With some 100,000 members on unsuccessful strike since last spring in bituminous Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, the United Mine workers had passed from anger to anxiety to anguish.

But when...

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