National Affairs: Until April 1943

To Labor Leader Lewis it was a big and gratifyingly noisy success. To the U.S. it was time wasted that could never be bought back. To the miners themselves it was another weary walkout. Before a truce came last week to the sooty soft-coal hills of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the strike ordained by John L. Lewis had cost some 200,000 miners a week's wages, had cost the defense program at Carnegie-Illinois* some 30,000 tons of steel (enough for 3,000 light tanks or 30 destroyers).

For six days, while John Lewis curled his long lip in scorn over every Presidential appeal for...

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