LABOR: First Indictments

For the first time the big, jagged teeth of the Smith-Connally-Harness Act bit down. They caught not their intended prey, mastodon John L. Lewis, but 30 small-fry officers and members of United Mine Workers locals.

John Lewis ordered his miners back to work as Congress prepared to make the bill law over Franklin Roosevelt's veto. They went back for the third time in two months, still without a contract. But back they went, more than 500,000 of them.

In the captive mine region around Uniontown, Pa., where coking coal is dug for nearby...

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