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Archive for May 4th, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 4, 1977

(Boat race preview—3rd in a series)

Freedom’s the name of this craft which—at last report—will be one of the entries in the Cedar River Boat Race on June 4. It will be manned by Ron Ralstad and Mike Melton.

Freedom’s the name of this craft which—at last report—will be one of the entries in the Cedar River Boat Race on June 4. It will be manned by Ron Ralstad and Mike Melton.

With the June 4th Cedar River races edging closer by the day, the Voice will have to double up on the boats if it intends to finish its preview. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 4, 1922

Friction between Newcastle union and nonunion miners nearly causes tragedy

Newcastle School District No. 13

Friction between striking coal miners at Newcastle and nonunion men during the last few weeks almost culminated in the killing of a girl riding in an automobile with Frank Suspensick, a union miner on strike, according to Sheriff Matt Starwich. A bullet, fired from a 32-caliber automatic pistol by a school boy, narrowly missed the girl, he said.

Protest of patrons of the Newcastle School District No. 13 relative to the action of sheriff’s deputies in questioning school children in regard to their reported use of slingshots and rocks under the alleged instruction of striking miners, today led to a statement of the affair by the sheriff. (more…)

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