Hall, Earl 1968-08-23

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Earl Hall relates his views on the Railway Strike of 1922 in Baird.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Earl Hall

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Date: August 23, 1968

Location: Baird, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. L. E. Hill



Tape 1, Side 1: Operations of the Texas and Pacific Railroad at Baird, Class 3 overhauls performed, Strike in 1922 was one sided, Hall was a machinist, South had nothing for which to strike, Need for listening to both sides, Strikebreakers came from all over, Engineers asked for loan of Federal Books, Miners in Illinois broke strike there, United Mine Workers supported the strike, Payroll, Men working under assumed names, General foreman, Inspector, Maintenance, Workers and force were cut, Joe Arkin, Strikers and strike breakers intermingled, Jim Ferguson, Paper wrote on Texas and Pacific Railroad’s side, Public didn’t know the strikers’ side, Coal and oil engines, Hall’s stopping of a violent incident, Feelings of residents of Baird, Against striking, Highway Department employee.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s

Bulk Dates: 1922

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