The New York Times/1925/12/14/Untitled (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Dec. 13 (AP).—John B. Gallagher, traveling auditor of the International Mine Worker's Union, stated tonight that as a result of the hard coal strike "considerable" destitution existed in the anthracite region, but that it was not general.

Mr. Gallagher and C. W. Zerrey of Scranton were designated on Nov. 23 to take charge of relief work in District 1. After a canvas of the district Mr. Gallagher said he had found but five of the local unions unable to provide for needy cases. Relief is being extended from a $25,000 fund set aside by the district, though the local unions, and where extreme cases are reported $3 is allowed weekly for a man and wife and fifty cents for each child.