Anthracite Stalemate

Kendrick, Alexander
September 1941
New Republic;9/29/41, Vol. 105 Issue 13, p402
Reports that miners have been roving Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania's anthracite fields, smashing, burning and dynamiting steam shovels and other machinery used in strip or surface mining. Legislative inquiry called by Governor Arthur H. James to look into the matter of black riot; Information on the new livelihood adopted by some 13000 miners, who were thrown out of jobs by the depression; Concern of the Governor that continued strip mining would bring to the anthracite fields the most titanic depression they have ever seen, and would throw out of work virtually all the anthracite miners now employed; State of the United Mine Workers in this situation; Implementation of a voluntary-quota plan, called the Anthracite Emergency Program by state officials to stabilize its billion-dollar anthracite industry; Views that the whole complex anthracite problem should be investigated by the Congress, with special reference to the question of nationalization.


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