Bloody Harlin 3

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Bloody Harlin 3 - Prepare to "Abdicate" At the very moment when...
Prepare to "Abdicate" At the very moment when radios along the main street of "Harlan Town," as the miners call it to distinguish distinguish it from the county, were blaring out the feudal ceremonies of-England's coronation, the Harlan Harlan County Coal Operators' association association was meeting in its, dingy third-floor headquarters and prep&ring prep&ring to "abdicate." For the first time the operators were badly spli on what policy to adopt. The wa was being prepared for the thing that are going on today in Har Ian: * The coal miners' union, which di not have a handful of members sb months ago, now claims 8,000, abou half of all the coal.miners of Har Ian. The deputy sheriffs, hired an paid by the mines have been strick en off the rolls, their badges turnei in.'. The state police have been sen imby.Gov.-A. B. Chandler with de finite orders to protect union or ganizers, and see to it that everj jminer has a free choice on organiz ing, without coercion from eithe: operators or organizers. j Federal treasury auditors are here, going into the accounts p county officials to see whethe. they have paid proper taxes on incomes which bore little relation to their official salaries. G-men «re here to find out whether prosecutions are justified unde the ute. "denial of civil rights" stat- Facc Murder Charges 7, at

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

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