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 soup—kitchens,
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. _
Alnwév Aiding the deputies in this criminal act was a mob of
» 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
§ f degwties · According to Evans' story, both the writer and the lawyer
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