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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:54 PM

Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter

Scuddy, Kentucky
January 21, 1963
Dear Editor:

I recently read a magazine of yours about the labor unrest in Perry County and surrounding counties. I would like very much to get one of these magazines to send to my son in the service. I don't have any money to send you for it, but would you please send me one anyway?

The operators have the money and the miner doesn't have anything but a bad name. You couldn't find better people anywhere in the whole world ...

The operators wouldn't go in a mine for $50 a day. I've seen my husband come home from work with his clothes frozen to his body from working in the water. I have sat down at a table where we didn't have anything to eat but wild greens picked from the mountain side. There are three families around me, that each family of seven only had plain white gravy and bread for a week is true. Is this progress or what? I just can't understand it ...

Please, sir, could you send me a magazine? Thank you sincerely,

Mrs. Clara Sullivan, Scuddy, Kentucky, Perry County

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