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- 0VER1NMENT EFFO1iVT
RESULTS IN FAILURE
Miers Plan to Strike at Begini .Ing of
Next 3onth In Spite of Appeal from
President Wilson Made on Sick Bed.
Washington, Oct. 24.-The last gov
erinent effort to avert the coal strike
set for November 1, failed utterly to
night and half a million miners will
(iuit work on the very eve of winter,
with the nation's 'bins running danger
ously low. 1Oven an alpeal from Pres
ident Wilson sick in bed at the White
Hlous'e. was not enough to bring peace
to a conference that was torn and on
the brcaking point. half a dozen times
during the day. Charges and counter
charges flew thick and fast as the
groups of operators and miners filed
out of the meeting which began some
what hopefully four (lays ago.
While the operators announced that
thoy had accepted the president's of
fer to wipe the slate clean and negoti
ate a new wage agreement, the miners
charged that the operators had bolt
ed without the consent of Secretary of
Labor Wilson, the storm center of an
extraordinary fight to save the coun
try unt old distress and suffering.
Surrunded by a score of miners,
John L. Lewis, president of the iTnited
AlInc Workers of America, hurried out
of the hall without stopping but halted
long eough to announce that the
striike order stood and that the min
ers would walk out after a full day's
work on the (losing day of the present
month. The final breaking up of the
conference, Lewis said, meant that of
ticial notice of the failure would be
sent fr rth with the unions everywhere
to ordr lme men out of the mines at
the appoinited hour.
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The , president's appeal was nad
through Secretary Wilson after the
latter had exhausted every possible ef
fort and -hdd pleaded until his throat
ached. It was pointed out what a
strike meant and urged the tw.o sides
to get together, negotiate their dif
fernees, resorting to arbitration only
in the event that negotiations failed.
The important point in the proposal,
however, was that th'e mines 'be kept.
open and th , miners stay at work.
The miners and operators had left
the conference room and Secretary
Wilson, the tears springing to his
eyes, was gathering up his, papers,
whenli he announced that his efforts
and the president's efforts had fallen
down and that the conference had ad
journed for good. ie brief explained
the status, but refused to be drawn
into charges of bad fai r.
"The operators agreed to accept the
proposal of the president in its en
tirety, Mr. Wilson said, "and to pro
ceed with negotiations and if they fall
ed to come to a conclusion to submiit
the matters still in dispute to arbitra
tion, the mines to contimite in opera
tion pending adjournment.
"'The miners interpreted the presi
lent's letter as two prop'sals. They
were willing to accept the first, that is,
to proceed to negotiate. The opera
tors iaid that having expressed a will
ingness to accept the president's pro
posal in its entirety they held them
solves ready to proceed to negotiate
and arbitrate whenever called upon by
(he seertary of labor or by the in i
(rs' scale cotimmittee, and with that
"''he nil ners remained and ex
pressed the ir' regret that he iegotia
tions could not go oil, bti declined to
proceed with til th negotiations untuil it
h ad been determ ined whet her the re
olts of t negotiations would be sic
Ccssful or unsuccessful.
" 'i'le conference then adjoun 'ed
That was all the secretary would
say, except to Cx plain briefly how the
tinrlic-'s position worked out.
"The presideit ' proposal," he (de
elared, "was, first. to negotiate second
to submit tle matter to arbitration if
negotiations failed and third to keep
tIhe minc; inl operation.
"The first the mininers accepted, and
heid over tlte other two.
"What is your next stcp " Mr. Wil
'on was asked.
"Down to tle automobie,'" lie re
plied. as lie saw the last of his hard
work fall down.
There was little hope of settling the
strilke wlien the miners and operators
met late today after two offers by the
seeretary had been rejected. In op
cning the ncting Mr. Wilson said lie
had just. come from the White House
with a message from the president
urgi ng peace that tihe people miight
have a bountiful stock of coal. Minrs
and operators, sitting in separate
roups, listcied closely while tle see
rotary riad the following lette fr.
the president, eilbodyin; his sligges
ions for seftling tihe stirike.
"I have ben w"aching with deep
and sinicere inter'est yourt effots to
birig abhou t a just o set Iiemiet of thle
dirences bet w'een the operator's amnd
thle ('oa! minecro in the h!iuuninous coal
tir'bls of t he e: iintry. It is to he hioped
th1at the good f.i:udmenti thiat has been
cxi'r'ined by' th~iI opieratr.s an.d min
thi''rl diferen'e , w'.ill ag'ain trevarll ini
"'.\ Ii oirganai zedi' lety Yi deiendenit
ily for the conitinuance of its e'xist
eniee.lThe govenment let' appealed
wi'th iiui(cess5 to othliir classe of workl(
(Irs to ipurpse sitilar' tiuestlons itili
I reasona ble adjuistmen t coulId be ar
"With thle pariIes of this ('0nt1rov'ersy
re(sts t the resoniiity of seeing that
the fuel nitpply of the nationi is miaini
tainced. .\t this titmie whlen thle world
is in nieedl of mor'e sutppllies It wotild
be crni niegler of ouir high duity to)
buitnanity to fail t hem.
"I have r''ead thebr sngugstlion madse
by yott that the wamge seale cotmmitt ees
of thle oiieratIora and inerots go inito
conife'rene w ithou t reser'vatioti totr the
iturpiose of negotiatitig an agreement
as thiottgh no dlemfandls already had
beent made or rejected, having duhe re
garto the, itnterecsts of their r'espec
tive groups. I am in accord with that
"No body of men knows better the
details, intricacies and technicalities
of mining than do the miners and op
erators. No body-of men can work out
the details of the wage scale on a
more equitable basis. Their judgment
would undoubtedly be based upon a
sum total of knowledge of the Indus
try. Whatever their differeinces may
be, no matter how widely divergent
their viewpoints may be from each
other, It Is a duty that they owe so
ciety to make an earnest effort to
negotiate those difference and to keel)
the mines of our country in operation.
"After all the public interest in this
vital matter is the paramount consid
oration of the government and admits
of no other action than that of consid
eration of a peaceful settlement of the
matter as suggested by you. If,' for
any reason the miners and operators
fall to come to a mnutual understand
ing the interests of the public are of
such vital nimportance in connection
with the production of coal that it is
incumbent upon them to refer the mat
ter in dispute to a board of arbitra
tion for determination and to cont inue
the operations of the mines pending
the decisionl of the board."
Official Washington, beginning to
realize the grim horror of a coal
strike, was bombarded tonight with
Conflicting claims as to wiclehm side was
responsible. It turned, however, to
what .\r. Wilson had dictated at the
final break i) as the explanation with
()uI knowinlg tile next move. An
n1ounmcement by President Lewis that
the strike would begin 'at 'the time
called, caiused a hu11rried rush to find
out. how much biti minous coal there
is on hand and how long it might last,
once tihe imines shut down. The first
reports were discouraging, althoulgh
dealers' and brokers' estimates have
indieated that the supply, withi proper
ca re, imight last a mionth.
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