British Commonwealth of Nations: The Great Challenge

How it Came About. Not until late last week was it clear "what caused the strike" (TIME, May 10) in the sense that the assassination at Serajevo may be said to have "caused" the World War.

It appears that when the Government coal subsidy expired a fortnight ago, the Coal Owners' Mining Association pasted up notices which, in legal sense, were no more than offers of employment to miners at a reduced wage scale. The Coal Miners' Federation interpreted these "offers" as "lockout notices"—presumably on the theory that, since the miners had...

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