The Resource Governor Tuck,, (sound recording)

Governor Tuck,, (sound recording)

Label
Governor Tuck,, 1946 Nov. 29
Title
Governor Tuck,
Inclusive dates
1946 Nov. 29
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Governor Tuck is interviewed regarding his views on the current labor problem, meaning specifically a coal strike led by the United Mine Workers. According to Tuck, the coal strike, in which miners walked off the job without any regard for the public interest or public safety, was a very unpatriotic action. He calls for the repeal of the Wagner Labor Act, allowing states, not the federal government, to regulate labor. He calls the strike an insurrection, "a challenge by highly organized, blindly following minorities against law and public morality." He blames labor unrest on "the gang of dangerous and desperate despots" and politicians more interested "in enjoying the fruits of their office than they are in the public welfare." Interviewer also references Tuck's March 1946 threat to draft electric and power company workers into the Virginia Militia to prevent them from striking and asks him his opinion on John L. Lewis, the president of the United Mine Workers. Tuck also discusses the State Corporation Commission's charge against Lewis and the United Mine Workers for selling union memberships in Virginia, a suit first brought by the Richmond Better Business Bureau
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
William Munford Tuck was born in Halifax County, Virginia on 28 September 1896. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1924-1932), Virginia State Senate (1932-1942), as Lieutenant Governor (1942-1946), Governor (1946-1950), and United States Congressman (1953-1969). He died in South Boston, Virginia, on 9 June 1983.
Cataloging source
VIC
Format of music
not applicable
Funding information
Reformatting was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Label
Governor Tuck,, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Duration: 13 min., 55 sec
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  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
  • Preservation CD was created using a Disc Makers ReflexPro4 CD by LVA, June 2004. Burned at 32X.
  • Reference CD was created using a Tascom CDRW 5000 by the Cutting Corporation, November 2003. Burned at 1X.
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001515106
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm55667452
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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