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OF LABOR

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 266

(74th Congress)
A RESOLUTION TO INVESTIGATE VIOLATIONS OF THE
RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH AND ASSEMBLY AND
INTERFERENCE WITH THE RIGHT OF
LABOR TO ORGANIZE AND BAR-

GAIN COLLECTIVELY

PART 15-C

NOVEMBER 18, 1937

THE TENNESSEE COAL, IRON & RAILROAD CO.

THE AMERICAN BRIDGE CO.
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO.

HARLAN COUNTY

1-14) and is divided into the following four sections: Part 15-A, Railway Audit and Inspection Co.,

Part 15 is composed of exhibits supplementary to hearings held by the committee in 1936 and 1937 (pts. National Corporation Service, National Metal Trades Assn., and the William J. Burns International Inc.; part 15-C, The Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co., the American Bridge Co., Goodyear Tire & Detective Agency, Inc.; part 15-B, Corporations Auxiliary Co. and Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, Rubber Co., and Harlan County, Ky.; and part 15-D, the Chicago Memorial Day Incident and Industrial Munitioning (Federal Laboratories, Inc., the Lake Erie Chemical Co., and the Manville Manufacturing

Corporation).

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York

WILLIAM E. BORAH, Idaho DAVID L. WALSH, Massachusetts

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania
VIC DONAHEY, Ohio
RUSH D. HOLT, West Virginia
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
JOSH LEE, Oklahoma

EARL B. WIXÇEY, Clerk
KENNETH C. ROBERTSON, Assistant Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SENATE RESOLUTION 266

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin, Chairman
ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah

ROBERT WOHLFORTH, Secretary

II

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co.--.

5206-5208, 6299-6345

Exhibits offered for record i

5206-5028

Exhibits 2799–2856_,

6299-6345

Employment of deputies..

6299-6307

Use of National Guard in strikes.

6308-6313

Record of W. J. Hanna as special deputy.

6313

Affidavits -

6315-6325

Israel Berlin

6315-5316

Paul Weller

6317-6318

Ben Winston.

6318-6321

C. J. McDaniels et al.

6321-6322

Byrd H. Barksdale.-

6322-6323

Blaine Owen..

6324

Arthur Green..

6324-6325

Company bulletins.--

6325-6329

Strike expenses and company payments to deputies, etc. --6329-6335

Committee correspondence with National Guard..

6335-6337

1936 “red ore" strike..

6339-6342

Statement of munitions holdings (see also pp. 6337-6339) 6343-6345

The American Bridge Co.---

5208–5216, 6347-6451

Exhibits offered for record 1

5208-5216

Exhibits 2857-3063.

6347-6451

Pulaski Highway contract, correspondence and reports--- 6347-6350,

6366-6368

Newspaper clippings.

6350-6355

Litigation (correspondence and other documents). 6355-6360, 6376-6388

Guards and strikebreakers, etc..

6360–6366

Strike expenses.-

6369-6376, 6389-6451

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.---

5216-5218, 6453–6501

Exhibits offered for record 1

5216-5218

Exhibits 3064-3109.-

6453-6501

Affidavits and statements.

6453–6456, 6476–6479, 6496-6501

George B. Roberts..

6453-6456

Jack Owen..

6476-6477

Sheriff James T. Flower.

6477-6479

L. G. Cleere..

6496-6498

William Howard Parker.

6498-6499

Troy Elbert Higdon..

6499-6500

Cecil Huey McElroy-

6500-6501

Clayton C. Beardon.

6501

Strike expenses, including lists of deputies and guards, etc.-- 6456, 6457–

6476, 6480-6481
Special conference committee expenses.

6456
Communications with Industrial Assembly and the United
Rubber Workers of America..

6481-6496

Harlan County --

5218-5220, 6503-6734

Exhibits offered for record 1

5218-5220

Exhibits 3110–3406.

6503-6734

Report of Governor Sampson's investigating commission.. 6503-6510

Statistical data on coal companies and coal production.- 6511-6535

Table of homicide deaths..

6536-6538

Munitions.

6539-6540, 6550

Green-Silvers Coal Corporation.--

6539

Mary Helen Coal Corporation.--

6539

United States Coal & Coke Co..

6540

Sheriff Theodore R. Middleton..

6550

Clover Splint Coal Co. house lease..

6541-6543
Sheriff Theodore R. Middleton's tax records ..

6545-6548
* Tbe testimony of Robert Wohlforth, who offered these documents for the rec sad, appears in pt. 15-A.

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