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A PAPER OF THE E..PEOPLE, .3T ,HEE '
Continuing the PVI r oK
PEOPLES PUBLISMIK CO 4AN, PULSUh.
Application made for entry as sond class m er, at tpostofiee
at Plentywood, Montana, under the Act of M 1479, Ak 19, 19o8.
CHARLES E. TAYLOR, Editor" a~C~nager
Advertising rates on ap- (so ni
plication. Subscription b4e dreaied t nheP.p
one year, in advance, d~"ers News, Box 56?,
$2.00; six months $1.25. Plea tywood . tn
Quack, fraudulent and Irmesponsble Afrm are net knowlingdand ie 9$
take it as a favor f aay reader will advise us promptly shoul tho l ive o~d is .
doubt or question the reliability of ay firmn whice h atmi oams.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918,
ord of Montana.
From the NonPIrtisan Leader)
Attorney General Ford of Montana
eserves the thanks of every decent
itizen of Montana for.. -his.. p`tompt
nd effective action following.,. the
*oppage of Nonpartisan league meet
gs and deportation of League spea
ers by mobs at Big Timber and Col
bus in that state.
The Nonpartisan league is just fin
ing a series of 1,200, meetings -i
ontana, which have been attended
S5,000 to 30,000 farmers. Practi
.ly every one of these, meetigs
s adopted strong'resolitoias pledg
support of farmers to. thegovern
nt in this war and heartily approv'
, esident Wilson's -statement of
r aims. R. B. Martin, League lec
er, has addressed probably 100
these meetings, at none :Qf which
anything said or dong that could
n be distorted into fisloyaity by
League's worst enemies.
evertheless, the lies Lad misrep
ntations of the press- and the war
fiteers and other siniater iateresWt
t are lined up against the farmers,
ether with the reports frnom Min
ta _'ofrdt i 'opp uiig of' -Leagiue.
tings there and the arr.i t of Pre
nt Twnley arid other _ atgue. men
sed" mobs .to form at Big Timber
Columbus when Mr. Martin was
ted at those places to miake
ches. Misinformed business men
by businessmen who knew the
but purposely added fuel to the
Reware of False Friends.
e Antelope Independent, posing
friend of the Nonpartisan League
ment, has been, for the past two
ree weeks, more than generous
attacks on The Producers News
the heads of Mr. Ira E. Worley
Mr. Fred Umbr .-. .
e Producers News is published
he/Peoples Publishing _ Company
today hia- ev er two hundred
holders which number is increas.
ily and nearly everyone of
are members of the League--it
one man affair.
had hoped, in vain it seems,
e above paper would cd-operate
us in putting the League over
p in this county at the coming
n. Surely this would be the
of a paper that was an "honest
" Nonpartisap supporter. Such
r would not be trying t ,divide
nks of the League by creating
tion among the members. We
this from our League enemies
prepared for it-our friends
not do it.
REAL LEAGUE FRIENDS
NOT DOINGG SUCH THINGS.
true that Mr. Ir, Worley and
red Umbreit ari socialists.
eing afree country, and Mr.
y end Mr Umbreit being -eit-I
f this country, have a right to
islists if they want to. MBny
r men than the editor of the
pe Independent are Socialists
socialists are facing death on
ttle line under the folds of old
backing our president in a
ffective wvy than lip service,
g the world safe for dem
Worley and Mr. Umbriet are
embers of the Ieague. Mr.
up to a few days ago was an
er of the League and as such
any members into the organ=
Has the Independent lon
g for the League half as
? Have not i the gentien
tion as much right to pay IS
oney and become members a
gue and to work for it as
tizen ot the United States
t they ask the editor of tm
Imdependent what polmims
t they can or eanot Jlo T
'bitionist. sodalan sad
malevolent assmr o.
ley Bu tj4 are
o ud barrl~
SPUb~ ; 1~
flame, egged on the rioters. They
_crced Mr. Martin on the train at
both towns and drove him out of
Attorney General Ford promptly
interfered. He not only served notice
on all peace officers of the state that
meetir gs of the League were not to
be stopped and its representatives
mobbed, but he announced he would
investigate and bring prosecutions it
'the evidence warranted, against per
sons -at Columbus and Big Timber re
sponsible for the lawlessness at those
Mr. Ford has not taken any posi
tion favorLble to theLeague. He has
merely announced the enforcement of
the law. He says the League's meet
ings can not lawfully be #topped. He
adds, however, and very properly,
that League speakers will. be held re
aspon.ible for what they say and Lea
gue or other speakers who violate the
law igainst disloyalty at public meet
ings will be prosecuted. As League
speakers say nothing disloyal, the lat
ter part of his statement does not ap
ply to them. Mr. Ford may be op
posed to. the principles of the league
for aught we know, but he certainly
has courage and force enough to en
orace the laws and constitution of the
state For this tho people of Mon
tana can be thankfuL
flow ,different- the Mipnesota sit
uation woul be if Minnesota had
some state omecialts #ith the courage
of b7. Ford of Montanra.
United States, and has he the confih
de dM oftht Leatue to such a degree
that he has been set up as a committe
of one to pass upon the qudlifications
and motive of each man who happens
to want to become a member of the
League in Sheridan county ?
We have our doubts abbout it
Last week the Independent pub
lished a letter from Mr. ). C. Dor
man, which he tried to make read as
a repudiation of The Producers New,,
by the Montcaa State League Mana
ger. i '
The Producers News also has let
ters and many of them, that we will
publish when the time is ripe.
Nobody connected with The Produ
cers News has at any time lied in any
manner' whatsoever in regard to this
paper and its relationship ; ith the
League which fact time will reveal in
the most emphatic manner,- and when
this revelation comes the Independent
will be in a very Imbarrassing poset
tion with the League members who
read that publication.a
Mr. Worley hir Mr. Uzr riet have
anything to do with the manage
ment of the Prodnucs News.
Pied Umbriet is soliciting subscrib
.rs for' The Proddcers News and sell
ing smock =in te- Peoples Pubishing
-Company on a commission basis just
as we would even employ the a lit9r of
the Inde pe. were he looking for
a job. Umbriet is making good in
the above esadty --is htere any good
rean, Mr. Bowler, why he should not
remain in our employment ? V
Mr. Worley is only-one of the rap
idly growing many of the mall stock
holdes in .the Peoples Rublishnga
Cumpaay, and, he :as beea s acting in
the capqaltr ot ecretary-tzaret
of the.' c tspeantin, in whibk position
arIsd 5It.ayrr who as sent-4
Pl o w 011 from the ReN aa
lua e mardaxuw at St. P., by
Mr. 0. Tr, Rbs,. .mm r S.iC the
-Nehe esse_ tM
upganguagemr lemaEnat ng~iiiiii.
i N ry ole WAS iV i i
BWJE~* C M '4(E ' O BO
PaoDUCss NWa A- ' rEn
We will, a due comse at eme, 11
hatcsmer, atove too eery one witea
We will prove that i t s lmtois
mean and Usalmb.
IN tHE MEANTIME B1WARE
OF PALSE PRISNDS.
SThis pape is owned and controled
t by the stockholers of the People
ublisahing. Company, nearly a of
.which stockholders are farmers.! Ev.
r ery stocdholder has a voice in its man.
agement and helps to dictate . its
tpolicy. It is the desire of the nan
agement of the corporation that every
farmer in Sheridan county should own
at least one share of stock. If this
desire is realized, it is a guwrante¬
.that thethat The Producers News will
always be what its motto claims, "A:
paper of the people, by the people for
the people." It will not be bought ov
sold every day or so and it will rot
diaige its policy over night. If you
want a voict in the tnnagemente of
The Prorucers News, buy a share of
During the past dvo or three weeks
several of the "msl ftry" units of the
"kept press," pubisbed at divers
points in the county and state, have
done their "pol par* stunts, as an
ticipated, by punblishfi~ a line of
"canned" editorial attacking the Nor
partisan League ay.d dearting a let
of free and unsolicited $ovice to the
.ainnlers in whose welfare they are so
generously concerned. This dope is
furnished by a "wise gauy editorial
founry, gratis to the "pol" for the
,arroting." This founry is financed
by the "I Want Wealth Wobblies"
and is locate somewhere in the Twir
Cities. There is u very effective way
for the farmers and members of the
League to eircumscribe the sphere Ot
influence and activities of the "pol*.l'
Cancel your subscription. Thirty
five hundred mermbers of the]
;in this county acting in concert can
soon make these Uphnnaygriphi"
change their recoils.
On page three,both this week an4
last, there appeared a call for a stock
holder meeting of the stockholders of
the Peoples Publishing Company .
the Community Hall in Pletywo
on Wednesday, May first.
ing is pusposed to take the place
the annual , meeting \which
otherwise have taken place on
first of July as the Constitution
By La*~ ."of' provide. -The Peopl
Publibiiug CompIny was ori
incorpotated by the socialists . 'nd
sequently most all of the ba .
diretors belong to that party. So
time ago it was decided to make $
Nonpartisan League paper out of t-*
papertinstead. of as first planned.
Most if not all of the socialist h
joined the League. However - thai
good faith of the paper has been
questioned by the enemies of the
League in order t-o stir up strife san
because it was thot to be no mac i
than fair to the meny old party mem
ters of the, League and #ckholets.
in the " c pany, that they , should
gave representation on the .Board oi
Jirectors. $o in the interest of har
:-ony and to geat. every interest.
iember. to working together for thi
ýod of the League, all of the presen,
rd resigned and a special meeting
as called. Every interested mear
* of the IATgue is urged to atte (
he mee ti.e and help seetle all quael
ions and t dhe.iapiepared 1 get be
ind The ioducers News and d'make
tate. Then let uas STIC
Aesoua rct g to a annom et :.r
the r trye boaris a 1peelb Jlcn6
lFjI"'- . ,Y
RAnTION PR PIeRSOI. POUNDS
or wHEAT :PRODUCTS WEEKLY
Military Necessa y C(ll forrmea er slace Hem.-AUled War
Bread Must Be Manai.t-- Our Soldie. and
Sailo to Have Full Allowane.
If we are to furnish the Allies with the necessary propor.
tion of wheat to maintain their war bread from now until the
next harvest, and this is a milita ncesitywe must redgce
our. monthly Co0nsg.ption to 21,000,0B t a- mt s s
against our normal consumption of abohut 42,00,00 b4hels.
or 50 per cent. of our normal consumptn. This is the ia
tion as set forth by the U. S. Food Administration at Waahing
ton. Reserving a margin for. distribution to the ariy aas, eor
special cases, leaves for general cosmpti~dn approximately
1% pounds of wheat products 'wekly Ppr Pot on Tbe bed
Administration's statement continea s: May of our - o rI;a
are dependent upon bakers' bread. Such brea~ must be di
and therefore, requires a larger proportion of wheat products
than cereal. breads atked in the househIid. Our ar and
navy require a fufl allowance. The well-to-do in ourpopulatup
can make greater sacrifices in the conasatipttio o iiP
products than can the.-poor. In addition, .our: population
the agricultural di ilcts, where the ,other cereals are abtn
dant, are more killed in the prepratipn ef breads thp
other cereals than the crowded city and indultrial populations.
With improvedctransportatiOn conditions we now have avail
able a surplus of potatoes. Wealso have in the prig months
a surplus of milk, and we have ample corn and bati fbr } iman
consumption. The drain on rye And barley, as substitts has
already greatly' exhausted the supply of these main '
To effect t1ebagned saving of wheat
,we are. wholly dependent upn the
voluntary assistance of th Americal
people and we ask that the following
rules shall be observMd:
L Householders to ee not to exceed
a total of 1' pounds'per week of
wheat products per This
means not more than 1 .Roouns of
' ictory bread containing the required
percentage of substituteh abd one-half
po-tn4 of cooking flour, macaroni,
pastry, pies, cakes, wheat
.e.t ecereals, all combined.
Pub. eating places and clubs to
bre .to wheatless days per week,
M day and Wednesday, as at pre hSt.
W addition theteto, not to serve to
anif one guest at any one meal an
-.regate of breadstuffs. macaroni,
eters, pastr, p pies,. cakes, wheat
b.akfast cereals, containing a total
o..Inore than two ounces. of Wheat_
-Lur. No wheat products to be served
auless specially ordered. Public eat
I8g establishments not to boy more
than six pounds of wheat products for
each ninety meals served, thus con
forming with the limitations requested
lid the householders.
3. Retailers to sell not more than
one-eighth of a barrel of flour to any
town customer at any one time and
not more than one-quarter of a barrel
to any country customer at any one
-te, and in no case to sell wheat
products without the sale of an equal
-eight of other cereals.
4. We ask the bakers and grocers to
deduce the volume of Victory bread
sold, by delivery of the three-quarter
pound loaf where one pound was sold
tafore, and corresponding propotlions
in other weights. We also ask bakers
not to increase the amount of their
'Wheat flour purchases beyond TO per
Great Wheat Stocks
It's the shortape in ships that
Is putting the Allies and the
United States on Wheat rations.
.GiGreat stocks of wheat are ito
lated in India, and A~itralia. -t
great sacrflice In alip spaweeand
use the Allies are forced tae so
C br. omne wheat ftrom Argensla.
On January 1, Astralina
stored 10o,Oo0o00, bulshr - at
wheat that was ready lr e.
port--but ther 'wee nen i
Then asu te nw acr w pi
* aeportable nnpit f
-.0 bheslsw -ow-Lgs
4. . -
cent. of the average a oanthly amoumt
purchased it the four months prior to
5. Manufacturers tuing wheat prod
nets for nonfood purposes should
cease such use entirely.
& There is no limit upon the use ~o
other cerelas, oarurs, and meals, corn,
barley, buckwheat, potato Sour, et
Many thousand families throughout
the land are now using no wheat p ed
ucts whatever, except a very smail
amount for cookingpurposes, and fde
delnt ir -perfect tealth and satisafc
tion. There is no reason why all of
th_ American people who are able t
cook is their own I ouseholds cannot
subsist perfectly well with the use of
less wheat products than one and one
halt pounds a week, sad we specially
a the weOlHt4b ouseholdr in tfi
saptry to tllow this additional pro
gramme in order that we may provide
the neemssary marginal supplies f.r
those parts of the community less able
to adapt themselves to so large a pro.
portion of substitute,.
In order that we shall be able to
make the wheat expptta that are ab.
solutely deamad ot ous to malptait.
the c iva itiaon ad soldiers of th
alles and e r own artmy, we pPrsi
to supple as at the vrlantary cl-piera
tin of te pU cby ba further imtt=
ion of dtvlbbutloa, and we shall plae.
at oear retletritons on distributloi
whblch wil be adjusted from time to
time to ss ,as a equitable 4i.
ht1ll oo as pe~bl 'Wth the arriva
of rwest we.* t able to roel
such retrletlotea;.lt tl:then we ask
for the neessar patience, sacrliee
and co-operaties of the distributln
ALLIED FOOD i.INPUNMV
REACH LARGE TOTAL
A general idea of the quaitity of
food sent to European allies by the
United States from Jly 1, 1914 to
January 1, 1918. Is given by fgures
just announced by the U. S. Food Ad
miaistration. - In that period the Unit
ed States has kfunished e.Mplete year
ly rations for., ,moO,mr- peoplea Ia
additla there was enougs extra pro
tein to surly htis portIon of the diet
for Sla,185 a+ ttionsl smas.
The total aart of at and wheat
. *ar to the thea principal allles tg
.elwlent to about 8*690 bushels
Park etko a fb f# e to amount
sd to umo.st U 9on'p ua 31
ft i ·wPsu~i~t·(a4ue *
tgI a: *bi'
- -~ W be&
the usi methori4 to toarw se son
up o ridges about 4 Jest ped Ihe
plants are a row on top these
= ome T E oi I~ or nche rt.
Sweet potatoes thaie b st in
-wqrot wher thm row to re u
Stweees with manr and tre
the soul beek td to ther h me sro.
uap s iodg beu 4 t eet aared .th
plar m nare sa Ina r apow undet r thes
vines at the eope IA thes potat.
Sweet potatoes tahr iv dbe at ana
m@r ,er they .ar en ough
appres h oatudrbtyhr. sholld bew
dg a reoon I the vtpo uren keed
hle wl od a owtb
aby the datate r atme t to Agrt.
Street pot.atoes a re d heat ano
the usal aeterd the to nhrow age soil
planto are but Imparow on top as these
sieapproa m1t or 14 Tnhes soidmb
duweast pottonas thbve baet In e
lbye wrot produ.e leartment gof ath
cultur. , .
Bush and pole beam see among the
most vala d aend pendable coopi of
:tre t s -en. "When la dobt what to
Bes thrive best In a rathe warm
sandy loam, but may be grown ,en al.
most any kind of soil. For the best
results the soil should Rot be to rich
In lamogenous matte or the ljats
will run to foliage aes stems bt the
mpease of the etop. .easu wpl aot
withstand and het e s tb it urlet gs
in the spring bosh ot bemad9ka.tll
about two weeks aftr the ae ge
date of the last killing frost. TaI ~
should be ina good coeditl e
rows should be lair ut o oy,
straight so as to make gultivatio sy.
One pint of the seed amost sTariies
of map beanus is for 0ow
foot row. When tlbAh tc i* t
be done by horse, th' w sho be
from 80 to 86 lmeebe sp a t. ea
hand cunltivation is to br eal d
rows sqd be from 18 to 24 lahes
apart R ree---im1restrem'M ti94. days
for e-tp - Iekr~ dte. f~1 r use
Ift thip een he s oatvor.
PSeeesee plims 4M tg beans
shoesd I am4 et deiursls ofa ten
bem 1 i ro .
m eat Elr A6l~e ouAtut
Main sel ~I plaa the eabbage
plants aipow9- stpaod So. th uaow
bs or Is Jpotb jqme s* weeks be
fore the average date of ttiolast kill
Iaug rost io thne pte locality.
Iaey more b sui nthet . as
soon as thepseii-eI's e cea tition. For
horse cultivatfin 1e rats should be
from 2% to 8 feet apart ard the plants
from 12 to 20 laies apart La the rows.
Oabbage resqtuires a rich yrna, soil
for early mstrtrit, a loam -constitut
nlug a good type of sell for the purpose.
It is an eceallent plan to pat a shovels
fal of compost under each plant.
Early cabbage papst b psed as soon
as it r a. the heads
as liO *bs- * I1p. It is
at ecdhbst Pi bm5 rewearly cea
bags for sutmer kraut making, as i
has ban toaag 1hat kraut may
mde at the ticms tly cabbas
aestr -ead .will I
ture., _ _ _ _
A a dilee vqega tha
a rtm thr seat Itno
Sth& aleslO e4 that ists 4th
n a rsbinese i - r i a
-uIs sc *5