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January 1932

Part of Herndon J. Evans Collection

q Kentucky Protest -- page two. E Waldo Frank and Allan Taub, a lawyer, were beaten brutally about the face by the deputies who kidnaped them. Doris Parks and Harold Hickerson, playwright, are still in jail on open charges because they attempted to distribute food to miners in Eineville. The committee went into Pineville on the trucks because they had learned that food and relief were being "confiscated" - another word for stolen - by gunmen, hired by sheriffs and paid by the coal companies to patrol the roads. For months these deputies have been breaking up meetings of miners, arresting strikers, raiding homes and union headquarters, stop,ing the U}S.Lhils, dynamiting soupkitchens, shooting miners, reporters, relief workers or any people who expressed sympathy with the starving miners. The connittee with the trucks of food were stopped on the A roads and later ordered not to distribute food in Iineville or hold any meetings. This is a brazen violation of the fundamental constitutional rights of huren beings. r On the night of February lO, after the committee had dis- tributed half a truck load of food, all committee members were rounded _ up by deputized thugs and herded off to jail on charges of "disorderly conduct". From jail they were forcibly hidnaped to the state line, told to get out and never return to the county. _ Alnwv Aiding the deputies in this criminal act was a mob of x Q "leadin; citizens" from Pineville, deputized by the sheriff, and ad- .' mittedly led by Herndon Evans, editor of the Pineville Sun, a persistent j and bitter enemy of the miners. { Evans later concocted for the press a vicious and stupid { Q story stating that'naldo Frank and Allan Taub started a fight with one 5 U another in order to bring 'trumped-up' charges of assault against the 1 f degwties According to Evans' story, both the writer and the lawyer 3 ,