LABOR: War of Nerves

The battle on the mine front settled into a war of nerves :

< Almost precisely as if there had never been a strike, WLB went doggedly ahead with its consideration of the dispute, reconvened its fact-finding panel to hear evidence. John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers pointedly ignored the hearing, which thus went on in a vacuum.

< Interior Secretary Harold Ickes, boss of all U.S. mines, hotly denied that he had reached any agreement on wages with John Lewis, ordered all miners to work a six-day week.

< The Senate, whipped into action by anti-Lewis sentiment, passed...

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