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MACHINE GUNS GUARD MINES AT HARLAN, KY. (Continued from Page One) er«. Some of the women pleaded with the soldiers to drop their gun«, and clear tho highway which was blockaded with automobiles automobiles and trucks at thnt point. “No Pushing Around" Military headquarters in Harlan Harlan sent additional troopers to th*> spot and on appeals of union leaders leaders the gathering slowly dispersed without trouble to deflate the tension. tension. Earlier in the afternoon approximately approximately 200 women, dressed in their best clothing and many with children by the hand, marched marched 7 miles to the courthouse from Verda and asked the county judge to remove the soldiers from the county. Governor Chandler, in making the announcement concerning the 4 18 more troops, said "More mines are going to open and we want to have enough troops there to prevent trouble. A show of forCe will do that We had some weak spots and we wanted to get those men In there to strengthen them "Our reports show the situation quiet but in the words of General Carter. ‘They’re not going to push our boys around.' Nobody can push the commonwealth of Kentucky Kentucky around. "Our hoys (the guardsmen l have been cursed. They can stand that, but nobody's going to push them around." The governor said Industrial Relations Commissioner W C. Burrow, who went to Harlan as the governor’s representative before before ifie troops were sent, had returned returned to Frankfort leaving General General Carter In full command of the sit unt ion

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

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