Clipped From The Zanesville Signal

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the fath ac onlj early was presented In- the headquarters. McCall, Joseph in who found an advanced a Harlan Case Witness Slain LONDON, KY.--CSV-The shade of the slaying of a prospective witness and the sensation of a reported attempt to kidnap a miner already has testified hung over proceedings of the Harlan labor trial here today. Both the slam man and the purported kidnap victim were under government subpoenas for the duration of the trial and technically technically under the protection of the federal district court. Both were active m Harlan county union affairs. Chief Deputy Sheriff C. N. Nolan of Harlan county said Lester Smithers, 30, was shot to death Gulston, Ky., and two brothers, Verlin Fee, 29, and Clyde Fee, were held at Harlan in connection with the slaying. Nolan said Verlin Fee told him the shooting fol'owed an argument "about the union." Smithers was a former president of the Yanrey, Ky., local of the United Mine Workers of America. George Titler, a field representative representative of the U.M.W.A., reported to agents of the federal bureau investigation last night that three men forced John Isom, a union organizer, to drive in their automobile automobile from Cumberland, Harlan county, Ky., to a nearby mining camp. Titler said he supplied the agents up session any A. McCall. was involved provides kidnap- jury sentence mandatory. the was a with descriptions of the men said abducted him. Titier reported the men took Isom from a restaurant and him into their car after calling i!m a "damn union man." Isom denied his identity and escaped when the automobile stopped stopped at a home in the camp the men sought to identify him Titler recounted. Deputy Nolan said the Harlan sheriff's office received no report of. the incident. Isom testified several days ago that he lost his job with the Harlan Central company after he called before the federal granc jury which returned the indictmen against the 66 Harlan county corporations, coal operators anc present oi former peace officer low on trial here. The government accuses the fendants of conspiracy to depnv miners of the right to organize provided by the Wagner act,

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  1. The Zanesville Signal,
  2. 10 Jun 1938, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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