Judge Clears Noisy Protestors From Court

Article taken from The Mansfield News Journal, August 26, 1937

Committee for Industrial Organization counsel exchangeed heated words with the judge and the courtroom was cleared of noisy spectators at a hearing today on the plea of the Williams Manufacturing company and 870 of its employes to enjoin union interference with workers. Edward Lamb, of Toledo, attorney for the United Shoe Workers of America, which called a strike at the Williams shoe plant here, accused the company of importing "thugs" to sign independent employment contracts when a strike became imminent. Spectators stood and cheered and Common Pleas Judge William R. White of Gallipolis demanded the court be cleared. About 75 persons were ejected.