LABOR: Below Animal Standards

As the summer wore on, on wore the sorrow of the Eastern soft coal industry.

¶ In West Virginia last week two renegade strikers, about to enter a mine in Putnam County, were killed by rifle fire.

¶ In Ohio a boy of 16 was fatally shot in a fight between workers and strikebreakers.

¶ Acute suffering in Pennsylvania moved sad-eyed Governor Gifford Pinchot to appeal for Red Cross aid three weeks ago. American Red Cross Chairman John Barton Payne refused, regretted he could help only in disasters due to "act of God." Governor...

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