Foreign News: Bus Stop

More important to Britons than Italy's embargo on their Coronation last week was the continued strike of 25,000 London busmen demanding a 7½-hour day, slower schedules. The capital, without its 5,000 chugging, swaying, double-decker busses, which carry 5,000,000 passengers a day, looked strange, and only taxi-drivers, who did a roaring business, rejoiced in their absence. Two other labor clouds loomed ominously: first, many subway and streetcar workers were eager to stage a sympathetic walkout; second, miners all over the country threatened to strike a week after the Coronation, unless Harworth (Nottinghamshire) colliery...

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