Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.037.a-h
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of newspaper clippings from 1954 related to the Coca-Cola Bottling plant strike assault on Frank McDonald and James E. Folkner, and the events that followed with accused Raymond Duke and William Hartman.

a) Article, Chattanooga Times, January 20, 1954, "Pair Supplements New Trial Motion: Hearing for Duke, Hartman to be January 26 - Errors by Court Alleged." Content details the alleged errors.
b) Article, January 26, 1954, "Hartman, Duke Lose Trial Bid: New Hearing Denied in Coca-Cola Violence," newspaper not identified. The judge found the trial to have been fair and the jury to have been justified in their verdict, and denied the motion for a new trial.
c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, February 11, 1954, "Coke Drivers' Motion Denied in Strike Case: Miller Also Refuses Defendants' Plea of Former Jeopardy," by Julius Parker. The defendants entered a plea of former jeopardy (also known as double jeopardy) and were denied by Judge L.D. Miller.
d) Article from front page of the Chattanooga News-Free Press, February 12, 1954, "Drivers Get 30 Days For Assault: $1,000 Fines Given in Coke Strike Attack," by Julius Parker. Subtitle: "Hartman, Duke Guilty of Beating Folkner in Home Stores' Drive." Covers the case up to current date of publication in the case regarding the attack on James E. Folkner.
e) Article, Chattanooga Times, February 12, 1954, "Charges Reduced for Pair On Trial in Strike Attack," by Harry Young. Covers the trial up to the publication date.
f1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, February 13, 1954, "Duke, Hartman Get Jail Terms: 30-Day Sentences, $1,000 Fines Given in Attacks at Coca-Cola Plant," by Harry Young. Covers trials and arguments of Assistant Attorney Gen. Henry Grady.
g) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, April 7, 1954, "Miller Denies Pair New Trial: Soft-Drink Drivers Convicted in Assault."
h) Article, Chattanooga Times, April 7, 1954, " Hartman, Duke Denied New Trial in Assault."
Date 1954
Dates of Creation January 20 - April 7, 1954
Extent of Description a) 9.50" x 2.00"
b) 10.38" x 2.00"
c) 12.00" x 2.00"
d) 19.38" x 15.87"
e) 14.75" x 3.87"
f1,2) 9.87" x 2.00" (each)
g) 7.63" x 2.00"
h) 4.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2016.004