National Affairs: Facts Found

The United States Coal Commission, headed by John Hays Hammond, made public its preliminary report on the Anthracite Coal situation.

Although it is only a preliminary report it consists of some 27,000 words and is the result of eight months' investigation of six men and a corps of expert assistants.

In its fact finding capacity, the Commission did not confine itself merely to gathering statistics, but also drew general conclusions. The more important points of the report follow: ¶Existing property rights in anthracite mines should not be abolished either by Government purchase or...

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