CORPORATIONS: Practical Test

To Colorado's strike-bloodied coalfields in 1927 came trim, zealous Josephine Roche, Vassar-trained daughter of reactionary Financier John J. Roche, and heir to his minority holdings in the $10,000,000 Rocky Mountain Fuel Co. Behind her lay 17 years of hard social work. Ahead lay her big chance to "fight for tremendous things," i.e., to put her long-pent labor-relations theories to a practical test. Last week the test was close to an end.

Miss Roche started out bravely. She bought control of Rocky Mountain Fuel, then rammed through the first mine union contract in Colorado history. R.M.F., which has lost $648,570 to...

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