Caption: Some of the leaders of Local 1102's strike against Emerson, from left: Oscar Debus, local president, 17-year employee and a former officer of the company union; William Sentner, organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations; and Robert Logsdon, local recording secretary and a three-year employee. Sentner, then 29, organized workers at several local electrical plants. A son of Russian immigrants, he graduated from Central High School and Washington University before becoming active in Depression-era union efforts. In 1948, he was expelled from Local 1102 for his Communist Party membership during the 1930s. In 1954, he and four others were convicted here of conspiring to advocate overthrow of the American government, but the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the verdicts. He died in 1958 at age 51, and is buried at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City. (Post-Dispatch)
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