RECOVERY: Coal Codified

Where General Johnson's bullyragging and President Roosevelt's patriotic pleas had failed, 30,000 determined coal miners in Pennsylvania scored a major success for NRA last week. Only after they defied their union leaders and started another strike which threatened to engulf the industry were mine operators sufficiently terrified to sign a soft coal code.

First big strike of the NRA occurred last July in the same Pennsylvania coal fields (TIME, Aug. 7 et seq.). Starting in Fayette County, 50,000 miners walked out in protest against the operators' refusal to recognize John Llewellyn Lewis'...

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