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 - I 3,000 Turned Back. National guardsmen turned...
I 3,000 Turned Back. National guardsmen turned back 3,000 men, bent on picketing as dig- ge r s returned to .their work under j i returned to.their work protection. Colonel Roy W. Easly of the state troops said: "We will allow peaceful picketing in reasonable numbers but will not i permit the massing of men at any I one point." j Claude Howard of Baxter, a car' car' penter for the Harlan-Wallins mine, i was clubbed over the head -with a i pistol by a national guardsman to- 1 day in the first clash between coal I miners and state troops .protecting workers returning to the pits. ! Howard said he was stopped by a i trooper whom he told thatjie (Hbw- | ard) 'was'en i*bute to his home, but the militiaman refused to allow him to cross a guarded bridge and' in an argument struck him across the head inflicting a deep gash. Even before the test between operators operators and union miners as to strength in this field torn for years by labor strife, the county again lived up to "bloody Harlan." While national guard troops, ordered ordered here by Gov. A. B. Chandler 557 strong, came in from many towns in the southern end of - the state, one non-union miner j ed at Yancey and his brother-in-ia'w jailed for the fatality. A deputy sheriff' told of having shot and wounded a young man on a main street of the city within a block of national guard headquarters, headquarters, when he refused to submit to arrest for drunkeness. Both civil and military authorities authorities quickly gave out statements that neither incident had "any connection connection with labor troubles." Orders More Troops.

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 15 May 1939, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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