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This collection contains the complete transcript of the prosecution of Fred Erwin Beal, a communist labor organizer, and others involved in the 1929 Loray Mill Textile Workers' Strike, for the murder of Gastonia Police Chief Orville F. Aderholt. The transcript covers the retrial in the State of North Carolina Superior Court during September and October 1929. The collection also includes Judge M.V. Barnhill's January 18, 1930 charge to the jury.