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of or the of The who to The United Press correspondent here was unable to find a miner willing to say he had been deprived deprived of "freedom of speech" or had been dominated by operators. The cross section ot opinion on mine unionization among Harlan Harlan county miners is summed up in the oft-repeated, phrase: "We wish to be let alone." Few miners live in the city ot Harlan. Most live in little mining camps or towns such as Cumberland' Cumberland' with a population of 3,500 and Lynch, with a population of 11,000, where the world's largest coal tipple is said to be located and where a coal car can be loaded in three minutes: Verda, with population of 1,500 and Benham ·with a population of 3.600. . Modest, Modem Homes Most miners' homes, owned h) the companies for which thts work, are lurnlshed with modern conveniences including electric lights and running water. The miners' families provide their own furniture and heat. Homes in the wealthier mining camps are b e ter furnished. Besides mining, the leading industries industries are lumbering and -farming. -farming. There are a dozen large wholesale houses. Since 1930. the population has increased about 20 per cent, according according to estimates. The town of Harlan has grown by 2,000 in 10 years. Two-thirds ol the residents of

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

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