Oiler Robert Meloy, interviewed by the Log

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Title

Oiler Robert Meloy, interviewed by the Log

Subject

United Financial Employees

Description

Recounting his time on the UFE picket, Brother Meloy said, "Somehow I found myself in the middle of the surging bunch and tripped over a falling picket. Lying face down, I looked up once and got rapped on the back of my head. No one said 'Get up' or anything. A cop started beating me on the head again, and he must have hit me 30 or 40 times. I had my arm around another fellow so the cop hit me on the elbow—it seems they like to hit on the bone. His blow took all the strength from my arm. Four cops tried to lift me to the wagon. Finally one grabbed me by the hair and neck and dragged me. The hospital told me the elbow nerves may be crushed."

Creator

Seafarers Log

Source

Seafarers Log Photographic Collections

Publisher

Seafarers International Union of North America

Date

4/2/1948

Relation

Seafarers Log Vol X, No. 14

Format

Black and white photograph

Type

Image

Identifier

36-13-005

Citation

Seafarers Log, “Oiler Robert Meloy, interviewed by the Log,” Seafarers Log Digital Archives, accessed October 23, 2021, http://seafarerslog.org/archives/items/show/431.

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