HUNGARY: Suicide Strike

A thousand feet under the Mecsek hills near Pecs, 1,200 miners picked wearily last week at the poor coal that is Hungary's best. On the railroad sidings above were 15,000 unsold carloads of their low-grade handiwork. The mine owner, Danube Steam Navigation Co., largely British-owned, had done its best to spread work, a few hours a day per man. But that came to only $2 a week. These Magyar miners and their families were starving. It had come to the point last week where their mouths watered at sight of the fat...

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