National Affairs: Red Velvet Anniversary

No pen can write, no tongue can tell, no vocabulary of language is large enough to express the many benefits that will come to the American coal miner and his family through the establishment of the Welfare and Retirement Fund.

So predicted that popular practitioner in purple prose, United Mine Workers President John Llewelyn Lewis, when his brain child was born eleven years ago. Last week the U.M.W.'s employer-financed Welfare and Retirement Fund mailed out its slick-paper annual report, bound in a red velvetlike cover, and the statistics in it were nearly as impressive as old John L.'s prose. In the fiscal...

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