LABOR: No Loon, He

Almost all of John Lewis' 400,000 soft-coal miners were back at work this week with the best contract in their history. His 75,000 anthracite miners had revamped their own unexpired contract to bring it into line. Not only had Lewis won more than twice the wage gains of other labor leaders, he had also punched a yawning hole in the Taft-Hartley Act.

Massively enthroned at United Mine Workers headquarters, he lambasted the congressional supporters of the bill with purely automatic violence: "The Republican Party sold out to American industry for cash contributions to the congressional campaign. There is one thing...

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