Asked Atty Gen to discuss coal decision in Court yesterday.
The blame lies in the Court (Keech) but reaction has been that Justice Dept
has not developed all the facts. The operators have not been able to
furnish any real evidence of conspiracy to be in contempt of Court. The
Dept is surprised that decision was against govt. Will make an appeal on
emergency basis but it is unlikely that appeals court will reverse the
judge who issued the order and in turn found that his order was not
Lewis now feels that he is riding high. The Fact Finding Board is calling
a meeting to find out just what negotiations have produced and which sides
have made what concessions.
Plans to send down message for seizure of mines by govt.
The Atty Gen said that it is not constitutional to ask that profits be put
into U. S. Treasury.
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