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j MACHINE GUNS «Minn unite üUAKU IfflNto AT HARLAN, KY. > CONCILIATOR COMES FROM WASHINGTON TO MEDIATE Harlan, Ky., May 17. (Jp )— Fvery national guardsman In Kentucky has orders to be ready to move Into the Harlan coal fields, it was announced tonight. Brigadier General Kllerbe Carter. Carter. placed In full command of the trouble zone late in the day by Governor A. B. Chandler, at his press conference said: "Things have been pretty rough today, rougher Instead of quieter. I want to tell you one thing, the situation will be handled If it takes all the national guard in Kentucky. The others have orders to stand by.” Secretary Perkins Acte The governor at the state capitol capitol said during the day he wa* ready, if asked, to help bring about a settlement of differences between the United Mine Worker* and the operators. At Washington Secretary of Labor Perkins said a labor conciliator was being sent to act as mediator. The governor also warned he would “make a show of force” to “prevent trouble.” trouble.” The Harlan County Coal Operators’ Operators’ association—with a membership membership of 42 mines In the county, employing upwards of 12,000 men —is the last of the three Kentucky Kentucky dissenters from the New York union shop agreement. W. J. Cunningham, president of the Harlan operators, speaking on the situation publicly for the first time, said the operators "are perfectly perfectly willing to stand on the wages and hours clauses of the old contract and to sit down and discuss the union clause” with the U. M. W. „ .f' Soldiers Jeered

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 18 May 1939, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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