A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 25, 1974

Washington Correspondent Mark Sullivan, who provided most of the reporting behind this week's cover story on the coal strike and its inflationary settlement, began learning about the problems of miners over five years ago. In May 1969 Sullivan was on hand in Washington as insurgent Union Leader Joseph ("Jock") Yablonski announced that he would run for president of the United Mine Workers. Seven months later Yablonski, his wife and daughter lay dead in their Pennsylvania home, the victims of murder. "I remember well the horrors of that snowy January night," says Sullivan. "I took a plane to Pittsburgh and drove south...

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