National Affairs: Miners Whammed

In the early years of the New Deal a vicious civil war was fought in the Illinois coal fields between John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers and the Progressive Miners of America, a revolting group which has since been welcomed into A. F. of L. The bullets have ceased singing but in the courts the struggle continues. Nearly two score Progressives were convicted in a Federal court in Springfield, Ill. of conspiracy to interfere with the mails and interstate commerce by dynamiting trains (TIME, Dec. 27). Last week another case originating on that dark...

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