LABOR: Textile Trial

On the bench of the Gaston County (N. C.) Superior Court last week sat a tall, clean-cut, smooth-faced man of 41. He was Judge Morris Victor Barnhill, the State's youngest judge, sent into the county by Governor Oliver Max Gardner to try an extraordinary case. Before him were 13 men, three women. Laughing, smiling, they looked more like college boys and girls than the Communistic strike leaders they were. They were charged with murder and conspiracy.

Nearby stood a man with iron-grey hair and a flower in...

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