2 OCTOBER 1920, Page 1

In these circumstances we must appeal again to the Govern-

ment to remain perfectly firm on that point in the interests of the miners themselves as well as in the interests of the whole community. We are sure that the coal-owners, on their side, cannot be unaware of the fact that they now have a glorious opportunity to make a real impression upon the minds of all those workers who are capable of receiving favourable impressions. Owing to recent events Bolshevism is on the run. Fair and honourable dealings would at such a moment fall upon fertile ground. We therefore hope, and indeed we believe, that the coal-owners will be ready to stretch every point within reason at such a favourable moment.