LABOR: Senators Afield

Four earnest, weary, middle-aged men motored and trudged hither and yon through muddy snow of the Monongahela Valley last week. At moments they were self-important, at others selfconscious.

They were the U. S. Senators appointed to investigate strike conditions in bituminous Pennsylvania under the Johnson resolution (TIME, Feb. 27)—Idaho's English-born Gooding, Montana's long-nosed Wheeler, chunky Wagner of New York (born in Germany) and Oklahoma's quiet little Pine. Senator Metcalf of Rhode Island was supposed to have been with them but he fell ill.

The investigation began with the setting up of...

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