Clipped From Logansport Pharos-Tribune

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 - Murder Still a Problem Murder IE still an...
Murder Still a Problem Murder IE still an alarming problem problem in Harlan county, according Sheriff T. R. Middleton--but not nearly the problem it used to be. In 1932 there were 64 murders the county. Last year there were only.six. This year there nave five so far. Coal mining is the chief industry, industry, with two score operators employing about 16,000 men who, although unorganised, work at a basic wage rate of $5.60 a day. Harlan coal operators state that an average of 5.000 cars of coal leaving the field weekly. Should this average be sustained, they say, the field this year will eclipse" of 14,- the 192S peak production 000,000 tons. Miners have been working steady this year except for the period the January floods when railroad cars were tied up.

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 26 Apr 1937, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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