Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 25


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Mrs. Williams tells of the "Mine Wars" when her husband worked for the mining company. Tells story of Progressive Mine Workers Union parade in Springfield when policeman was shot. Another person who was shot fell onto their car. Other stories of "Mine Wars", including Progressive workers trying to turn their car over, shooting at mine company Vice President's car getting shot at. Most disturbances caused by "foreign" people from north part of Springfield. Story of Mrs. Williams tutoring her husband while he was in night school so he could pass a test for new mine job. Tells of husband's salary increase after passing test. Tells of her salary as a teacher in Carterville. Mrs. Williams tells of husband's Black Lung disease. Lungs were as black as coal. Mrs. Williams tells how she came to work at bank after husband's death.