Letters, Apr. 12, 1943

Soldiers v. John L Lewis


The Jan. 25 issue of TIME arrived in yesterday's mail, and the main topic of conversation last night was the coal strike in Pennsylvania. We decided that we would like the following message conveyed to Oscar Servaczgo, striking Wilkes-Barre anthracite coal miner.

We can't tell how many we are, but we're a company of farmers, clerks, salesmen, miners (coal and copper), truck drivers, laborers and mechanics. . . . We're volunteers, draftees, and old army men from 17 to 37. . . .

Some of us belonged to unions...

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