The anthracite coal peace, negotiated a fortnight ago, with wage agreement to last until September, 1930 (TIME, Feb. 22), was last week made a fact.
Seven hundred delegates representing 158,000 anthracite miners assembled. One Communist among them was detected and ousted when he refused to abjure his heresy. President Lewis of the Mine Workers' Union and his aides explained the agreement. A standing vote was taken. Only two men voted against the agreement.
Next morning at 7:00, whistles shrieked in the collieries of Pennsylvania. Grinning miners, with carbide lamp on cap, went down...