LABOR: Carbuncle

Back in Washington from their inspection of Pennsylvania's bituminous social carbuncle, Senator Gooding and colleagues of the Interstate Commerce subcommittee drew up chairs and summoned witnesses to put their investigation on paper, in formal style. The first witness was President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers.

Police brutality, onerous anti-picketing injunctions, and the breakdown of the Jacksonville agreement were the burden of Mr. Lewis' tale which rambled somewhat under stress of emotion. President Coolidge's letter to Mr. Lewis in December 1925, was read into the record deploring "the breaking of...

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