LABOR: Spring Mourning

John L. Lewis, a man of vivid dislike, has no use for James Boyd. The reason is secondhand: Lewis primarily doesn't like Secretary of Interior Julius Krug, whom Lewis once described as having a "squirt mentality and a balloonized physique." So when Krug got the President to appoint Boyd director of the Bureau of Mines two years ago, Lewis blackballed Boyd.

Until last week nobody minded much but 44-year-old James Boyd, a mining engineer, father of four small sons, and former dean of Colorado School of Mines. Because Lewis' miners in Colorado, as elsewhere, are opposed to Boyd, Colorado's Republican...

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