This is how the Times Standard interpreted the loggers striking. “One of the bloodiest outbreaks of mob violence in Eureka's history was replaced by peace and order last night, after federal, state, county, and city officers combined to round up nearly 150 rioters and suspected radicals. Although considerable tension continued, officers believed their action had broken the back of a terrorist campaign launched by community leaders yesterday morning.” People were put in danger by the protesters and the people against the protesters (like police). The protesters used common items like stones to hit cars (In retaliation) and the police that were trying to stop them used military force like pistols, shotguns, tear gas and submachine guns. An interesting thing that happened at the time is that a police officer tried to freefire with a submachine gun into a crowd that had about 500 or so people in it, only to be stopped by the submachine gun jamming after firing one round. The police officer gave up on trying to fix it, and gave it to another person who tried to fix it but failed, ending the use of the SMG. The workers defended their actions and took a stand by setting up barricades and vandalizing cars by throwing stones at the people against the protesters.
Interview hosted by Jim Garrison, A Humboldt historian at the Humboldt Historical Society
“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.” - Milton Friedman (American economist)
2 workers from Humboldt Barrel Co., Date Unknown, Humboldt County Historical Society.
Timber crew from the Clemons Logging Company, on the Chehalis River east of Aberdeen. By 1935, Washington's timber workers went on strike for better conditions and the legal recognition of their union. The timber workers' strike faced an often unsympathetic or hostile media reception and began printing their own newspaper to counteract mainstream media bias. This photo shows us other places that were having logging strikes in that time, Circa 1935, (Photo courtesy of the University of Washington Library, Special Collections)
"I learned a mans gotta be a lot tougher than the timber he's cutting" -Johnny Cash(Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.)