National Affairs: A Fight for Free Speech

The struggle in Logan County, West Va., between the United Mine Workers and the coal operators has become more than a simple class conflict of Capital and Labor. The American Civil Liberties Union and a representative Citizens' Committee headed by Norman Hapgood, editor of Hearst's International, have intervened to make the Logan situation a test of free speech and constitutional guarantees in West Virginia. The first thing they did was to hold an open meeting at Logan, in the heart of the non-union coal country, closed for years to free speech on coal...

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