Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980), U.S. poet. "The Bill," last five lines (1938).
Two years earlier, Rukeyser, who was then aligned with the Communist Party, had gathered information on a corporate cover-up of unsafe mining conditions in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia; they had caused illness and death among many miners. The situation had been disclosed by the Communist Party USA. A Congressional subcommittee had investigated and found the mining company, a subsidiary of Union Carbide and Carbon, to be in the wrong.