19 OCTOBER 1929, Page 2

The owners will be wise if on - reconsideration they stretch

a point and co-operate. with the Government more willingly than they have yet done. Their national marketing scheme suggests the appropriateness of a national arrangement for the miners also. They ought to regard very hopefully the Government's intention of trying to bring about international regulation of hours and prices. If that were done the British markets could be completely restored. It would be well worth while for the owners to yield points, here and there in order to commit the Government so deeply to international regulation that the Government's credit would stand or fall by their success or failure..