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 - C youn J the quicklj - go Edu troversies, gives...
C youn J the quicklj - go Edu troversies, gives this verdict on This is -the second of three stories on Harlan County, Ky., one of the "last frontier" mining communities, and how its ruthless autocratic rule is fading before modem labor's invasion. invasion. By WILLIS THOBNTON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HARLAN, Ky., June 11--Sudden and violent death has never been a thing shock the conscience of Harlan County in the past. It was too common, too keyed to the rough life of the isolated coal camps. But on the night of February 9, last, occurred a murder to cold-blooded and so callous that even some of the deputy sheriffs who range the mountain roads In and around Harlan with pistol in holster and automatic rifle in hand were shocked and sobered-by it. Tne ~ now*? uc--~M U .«I _ . . _ , preacher and active union organizer, riddled by bullets at night, and when fusillade was over, Muisck's son, Bennett, Bennett, II years old, lay dead in the bedroom of the house. So cowardly a murder, as this Is-contrary to the code of .the community when it condones violence. "Two-Gun" Allen, former bodyguard to · the' county judge here, but not active in recent for sick murder: " of ah'd Musick, been ah'd fixin' to shoot old a knocked on- the door and asked him out, find shot his - head off. But I wouldn'ta. into the house full o' women an', children." Fried LM Off Harlaa

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  1. The Daily Plainsman,
  2. 11 Jun 1937, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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