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SNIPERSFIRE AT SOLDIERS; NONE INJURED FEDERAL MEDIATORS TO ENTER HARLAN MINE DISPUTE Harlan, Ky., May 18 </P)—A federal labor conciliator arrived on the troubled Harlan scene tonight tonight after a day of tension mark- ed by an exchange of gunfire between between national guardsmen and an ambushed and the “sniping” of guardsmen from a mountainside. John Conner, the labor department department representative, told newsmen newsmen "we have every hope of settling” settling” the deadlock between coal operators and the United Mine Workers of America (ClO> over the signing of a “union shop” contract. Talks With Governor Kn route to Harlan from Washington, Washington, Conner conferred at Frankfort with Gov. A. B. Chandler. Chandler. who ordered troopers Into the Harlan area last weekend to "pro- a of tect anybody who wants to go to work.” Conner was accompanied by Emmett Durrett, Kentucky la’ bor conciliator. Harlan county is the last large producing area holding out against the union’s demands, to which 15 to 21 groups agreed last Saturday at New York. Most Harlan Harlan mines reopened this week after the arrival of national guardsmen. Conner said he would try tomorrow tomorrow to arrange conference« with operator and union groups preliminary to possible joint conferences. Shot« Returned The presence of snipers, on the

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 19 May 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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