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End strike, British coal chairman asks miners

The chairman of the state-run National Coal Board has appealed to miners to end Britain's 102-day-old coal strike. Coal board chairman Ian MacGregor, in a letter sent to the home of every British miner, asked them to ''end the tragic violence and pressures'' of mass picket lines and return to work.

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MacGregor warned that Arthur Scargill, the Marxist leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, could carry the strike on into December. ''Everybody will lose - and lose disastrously,'' MacGregor said.

In another development, Queen Elizabeth II canceled a planned June 28 visit to Yorkshire's new Selby mine. The mine has been a regular target of as many as 1,000 pickets.

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