How were the Wobblies characterized by the copper interests?
Oh, first of all they were “ultra left wing communists,” even identified with the Reds in Russia that were active at that time, also identified however with the Germans. which is kind of weird but people didn’t know the difference. And it was said that they were trying to harm the war effort, harm America, that these were evil people and they were throwing bombs and murdering people, which was not even true. And they tried to take examples from other places, to show that the IWW was really a dangerous element and had to be removed. And people believed it and were willing to participate in the deportation. One person we’ve been talking about peripherally, and I think we should spend time considering right now, is Walter Douglas. You know this is something that absolutely mystifies me. This person is so obviously the central figure in all of this. He comes from an old family. His father was instrental in getting Phelps Dodge established in Arizona. Dr. James Douglas was a very nice guy,