Bloody Harlan 2

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Bloody Harlan 2 - BY WILLIS THORNTON NBA Seryice Staff...
BY WILLIS THORNTON NBA Seryice Staff Correspondent Harlan, Ky., June 5.—"Bloody Harlan" has Washed its face and hands and promised to keep them clean in future. , One of the last 'frontier mining camps" in. the country, Harlan county has been ruled for 20 years by the raw and ruthless methods common to an isolated mountain community where bluster, bludgeon and bullet were the successive courts of appeal in disputes personal and economic. Today a measure of freedom has appeared in Harlan county. The coal mines no longer hire and pay their private deputy sheriffs. Recent open-air mass meetings of miners drew 15,000 men, women and children children to listen wonderingly to union organizers harangue them. ;-.Six months ago this would have been impossible. Six months ago any such open meeting would have been broken up by armed deputy sheriffs before it could assemble; signs announcing a meeting would have been torn. down. Six months ago most miners- who even talked to union organizers would have been in 'danger' of losing their jobs, if not a beating. Prepare to "Abdicate" of

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 05 Jun 1937, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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