BRITAIN: Heath Takes His Case to the Voters

Britain this week was a country beset by a crisis on top of a crisis. The nation's 270,000 coal miners walked off the job at the start of the week, and Prime Minister Edward Heath launched a three-week election campaign to fight for his political life. For Britons, the prospect for the lingering weeks of winter was for more sacrifices, as the nation headed toward a divisive election and potentially disastrous coal shortages. While no one was predicting that they would not find the resilience to weather this latest avalanche of troubles,...