LABOR: Back to the Mines

Into the hard-coal mine shafts and sooty breaker houses of East-Central Pennsylvania the miners tramped, glad after 24 days of idleness to be back at work. Once again out of the valleys threaded long, black lines of coal trains. The wildcat, leaderless anthracite strike, which had gained the miners nothing, cost the East 1,000,000 tons of needed fuel, was over at last: the President had stopped it. John L. Lewis had tried and failed (TIME, Jan. 25).

Last week the President caused to be issued a crisp back-to-work order which was at the same time a threat: "If this order is...

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