Foreign News: Mine Muddle

At every working pithead in the United Kingdom last week smut-faced coal miners voted in favor of a nation-wide strike, 409,351 to 29,215. Yet afterward, with the characteristic attitude of such leaders as Britain's proletariat has been able to find, Secretary Ebenezer Edwards of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, which conducted the poll, commented: "Nobody wants to strike."

Thus was broached in paradox one of the "real issues" in British life today, all of which were dodged in the recent general election by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. So desperate are conditions in the...

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