We went outside you know, demonstrating all the time, like we had to be there because um... they're, the police were there all the time you know, and then the national guard came, but Murphy, I think if it hadn't of been for Murphy I don't think we ever would of got the... got it settled because he sent the national guards in to keep the police, because the police were given us an awful rough time. If we'd come to the gate, they'd move us, you know, and that's the way it went. But uh... when the police came in [inaudible] when the national guards came in that's what they come in for, to see that the police didn't harass the people that was supposed to be there, but no violence.

So it was better there, for a while they had a bad time, cause one time they had police there on horseback and they chased all the strikers from the front way out to [inaudible] practically.


Yeah, because they were on horseback, see?

Show Transcript Speaker: Mary Nightengale. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 7-6-1978. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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