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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – May 5, 1923

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Sawmill # 1 at the Lassen Lumber & Box Company

Susanville Houses Reno Wobbly In Jail
Delegated to Take Charge of Lassen Lumber Strike, but Gets in Bad
May 5, 1923

A wobbly leader from Reno who went to Susanville to take charge of the Lassen Lumber and Box company proposed strike on May day, came to grief and is now held in the Lassen county jail.

The arrest was made on May 2, according to reliable information received in Reno.

The man, whose name is unknown, blew into the outskirts of Susanville. A Susanville wobbly leader who was on hand to call out the fruit workers, was encountered by an officer before he had accomplished any harm, and was placed under arrest.

The Reno wobbly happened upon the scene and during the scene that ensued the officer was rendered unconscious. The Susanville fruit worker picket, or representative of the wobblies, made his escape, but the man from Reno was landed in jail.

A business man who was in Susanville when the trouble started stated yesterday that the lumber and fruit workers were indignant at the action of the authorities and business men of Susanville in posting signs that the idle workers must keep moving on and not congregate, had threatened a boycott with a view of transacting all their business in Reno.

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