Foreign News: Crisis in Coal

The first economic consequence of the new independence hit Poland last week. For lack of coal, iron foundries and chemical factories closed down, other heavy industries went on part-time, and the coal-burning railways canceled some 75 regular train schedules. Rushing to the Silesian mining center of Katowice, Wladyslaw Gomulka told the miners that their out put had slid off calamitously since they tasted freedom. Unless they spent more time in the pits and less at meetings, and unless they began obeying mine bosses' orders again, said Gomulka, Poland would not have enough coal to send abroad for the food and...

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