Landis Tool Company

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Landis Tool Company - STRIKERS FORCED MANAGER TO BEAR FLAG IN PARADE...
STRIKERS FORCED MANAGER TO BEAR FLAG IN PARADE Witnesses Tell Judge Gillan of Trouble at Greencastle Plant of Landis Tool Company; Special Officer Carried From Building by Dissatisfied Workmen From Waynesboro; Hearing in Injunction Pfoceedings Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 26. Judge Gillan yesterday heard evidence in court here in the injunction proceedings instituted by the Landis Tool Company of Waynesboro, whose employes are on strike. Fully 200 citizens, many of them strikers, were present at the hearing. The injunction was continued until the further order of the court. J. E. Frantz, secretary and treasurer of the Landis Tool Company, told of the strike in Waynesboro and of the trouble at the Greencastle plant. It was brought out by the witness that Robert Myers, a Waynesboro barber, had participated in the Greencastle trouble. J. Groce Beaver, employed by the company in Greeneastle, gave the court details of the trouble there. After the mob of 250 or more persons gathered at Greencastle, he testified that they secured a ladder and entered the second floor of the building. After opening the doors down stairs they forced the men to go out. The manager at Greencastle, Earle Martin, was forced to carry the American flag about town. Four of the men were dressed in the army uniform. The witness testified the men claimed that Manager Martin pinched them in an effort to keep them out of his office. He named many of the defendants whom he recognized in the mob. Earl Martin told how he was taken from the office of the company and forced to carry the flag about the town at the head of the striking procession. He was followed by Harry Stahl, a special officer, who said he was carried from the plant by the strikers who opened the doors after they had entered the building through an uppci story door. He told of the threat' of violence made at the time. The defendants were represented by Garnet Gehr and Edmund U. Wingerd and the playitiff by Charles Walter, O. C. Bowers, W. L. MinicK and Watson R. Davieon.

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 26 Aug 1919, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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