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Entered as Second Class Matter, October 18, 1912, at the
office at Plentywood. Montana. Unde r the Act of March 3. 1879.
O. A. Moe. Manager
Charles E. Taylor, Editor
Foreign Advertising Representative '
Quack, fraudulent and irresponsible firms are not knowingly
advertised, and we will take it as a favor if any reader will advise
promptly should the-y have occasion to doubt or question tbe us
ability of any firm which nacronizes uuv advertising columns.
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1924
The boycott is an ugly weapon and the less that it is used the better,
it is justifiable only upon very serious occasions. The Producers News
h . - been the object of a boycott for the past six or seven months by a num
ber of business men of Plentyv. ood whose object has been to put the Pro
ducers News out of business, and we are now* using the weapon in self
Why do they want to wreck the farmers' paper?
Because the farmers' paper is a free press: because it tells its readers
the truth about what is going on: because it exposes fakirs and grafters
both in high and low places: because it discredits thieves and fakirs and
crooks of all kinds and interferes with their nefarious trades: because it has
almost abolished the getting of easy money in Sheridan county.
That is the why of the boycott.
Some of these men who are boycotting this paper pretend to be de
cent and honest and denounce thievery and grafting to those wiiom they
know are opposed to that sort of business, and mildly depreciate the rankest
and c.ut>tar.(ling characters—some of the most lecherous, moral degenerates
and distinguished crooks, and then they put on their most, hypocritical
face and denounce Taylor because he stirs up strife, and knocks the town
and the county and, and anything else one of these hypocrites can think of.
O, the contemptible hypocrite!
What the matter is, is the fact that these hypocrites are secretly in
sympathy with thievery, graft, and crookedness, just as long as they get
th ir share of the loot.
As the Producers News has often said before, there is just one answer
to th se men when they howl and that is the question, "What have you
done, who have you defrauded, what have you stolen?" That question settles
the argument quick. Just watch them shut their yaps and slink away.
Its a mighty safe bet when you find a person denouncing the Pro
ducers News that he has something to conceal or that some of his activities
have been exposed. —
Birds of a feather, you know, flock together.
The Producers News has never in one instance knocked the city c.f
Plentywood or any institution in Plentywood that is worthy. It has never
attacked the county or the state or any decent business man. The state
ments to. the contrary are false and those who Make them know they are
Ise. The Producers News has told the news: it has exposed crooks: it has
divulged thievery: it has torn the mask off from the face of hypocrites.
Nobody is hollering but those who have been exposed.
The Producers News will continue to tell the news to its readers: it
'ill continue to expose crookedness: it will continue to tear the mask off
from the face of hypocrites. • .
Th ■ Producers News will let the people know the truth, and it nas and
will continue to hold the respect and friendship of every honest, working,
producing man in Sheridan county—men who believe in truth, honesty, and
That is why there is a boycott on the Producers News—that is w 7 hy
the farmers are boycotting the boycotters.
These men say that the Producers New 7 s attacks the local hospital and
they know w h?n they say it t,hat he Producers Nev. r s never did. They know j
that the Producers News only attacked a couple of fake doctors and blighted
their designs to destroy a fellow doctor who is the best doctor in this section
of the country or who has ever been in this section of the country, in order
that th y might have a monopoly on t ( he practice in Sheridan county. They
know that the Producers News defeated the design of these malevolent men
to close the hospital built by the charity of the people of Outlook. They
know that they are accusing the Producers News of doing the very thing
which the Producers News prevented the doctors and a number of their fel
low workers from doing. These men know that the Producers New y s has
n ndered a public service by exposing these doctors, in showing up their
skulduggery and fake operations, and general fraud upon the public—and
the public is coming to know more and more what a service this paper has
dono in giving out these facts.
The Producers News has never done or said a thing to injure the lo
cal hospital. It has only exposed a couple of doctors who have built their
nest there and were using a public charity to feather that nest.
And so the Producers News and its friends are boycotting those who
are boycotting the Producers New 7 s. It is a fight to the finish. Either the
Producers News will be closed up or those fighting the Producers News will
be closed up, unless they sue for peace.
The Producers News is not making war on th 71 business men of Plen
tywood, it is only defending itself against the war that some of these men
are making against it.
Its terms of peace will be that the Producers News will have the right
at all times to print the news and to print the news without regard to whom
the new 7 s hanpens to be about—and to expose graft and corruption w 7 here
ever it may occur, and not have its business destroyed as a punishment.
All friends of the fanners and the fanners paper will support this
boycott, if they w 7 ant to see the Producers News continue and continue its
w 7 ork.
Uncle Sam Hampton, the grand old man of the Farm Extension Ser
vice and of the Montana Farm Bureau, one of Montana's noted liberals, has
filed for the nomination for governor on the democratic ticket, and it will be
a surprise indeed if this fine old farmer statesman does not win that nom
"Uncle Sam" as he is familiarly and lovingly known by literally thous
ands of farmers in this state with whom he is intimately acquainted through
his long service in the State Agricultural Department, is one of the few 7
remaining Jeffersonian democrats of the old school—those that still believe
in the rights of the people and that those interests and rights are above the
rights of mammon. He is a veteran farmer; a Montana homesteader, hav
ing proved up on a homestead in Garfield county and having experienced all
of the trials and tribulations of the Pioneer farmer of Montana, who has
suffered from the forces that destroyed his neighbors, he knows what ails
agriculture and the remedy. He will get a pile of votes.
Uncle Sam is a kind, affable man of a humorous disposition, yet
sharp and experienced and able to hold his own in any situation, a sort of a
Dress Linens
For the fashioning of summer sports and street
frocks, for the fashioning of tub skirts and sport blouses,
Linen wins first place in the fashion's game this summer.
Especially interesting there is this remakable selling of
linen at JOHNSON'S. The fabric is of the finest quality
and will stand all sorts of wear and laundering. We car
ry a good line of colors.
Price Per Yard 75c
David Harum type. He smells of the soil, is honest as the day is long, has
an idea or two about running the state, and is a man, if elected to the gov
ernorship, who will make the tillers of the soil feel right at home at the
Uncle Sam Hampton, the "grand old farmer statesman of Montana
will give the boys a merry 7 chase for the nomination.
Economic News Service
(Federated Press Industrial Editor) | j
Danger that the sacrifice of the
American farmer to commercial pro
fit will go too far is seen in tihe an
nouncement of the department of ag
riculture that the net loss of farm i
population to the cities since 1920 has
amounted t 0 between 1,700,000 and 2,
000,000. Experts fear that the agri
cultural system will be unduly run
down and that land will go out of
cultivation which will later have to
be reclaimed at heavy expense.
The drift t c . the cities since 1920,
t/i6 clcpcii iliiont says, lid»', been dt clic
annual rate of about 1,000,000, partly
offset by the movement the other
way and by the excess of human
births over deaths on the farm. From
1900 to 1910 this excess was 16.96
for rm-al territory compared with 8.8
fed* the cities.
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Sooner or later this drift will re
duce the per capita production of
food below the danger line or to a
point where a bad season would re
suit in serious food shortage ap
proaching famine conditions.
The opening of the century marked
a turning point at which population
in this country began to, increase
more rapidly than farm production.
Smce that time the exportable sur - 1
plus of grain and meat products has
steadily declined. Crop area per per
* n E 1 ® United States dropped m
the first two decades of the 20th
century from 3.50 acres to 3.18 acres,
more than 9 per cent. It is dropping
, a ™ ore rap .\V rate \ „ .
This tendency will eventually xorce
a backward flow to the farms which
can hardly be accomplished without
some violent social convulsion at ;
great economic waste -
r ihe supply of farm labor on April
1, according to the department of j
agriculture, was estimated at 92 per i
cent of the demand. The shortage j
w 7 as less than a' year ago w 7 hen the I
supply w 7 as 88 per cent of the de- !
mand. The improvement this year is
probably due in part to the economic
pressure forcing farmers to reduce
their demand and in part to increased
unemployment in the industrial cen
Dagmar Farmers Says Producers
News Is Worth the Money—Gives
More Dope on "Bully Bowler,"
Pusher the
ine and Willing Tool of Storkan
and the Sheridan County Gangsters.
The following letter has been re
ceived by the Producers News and
you will notice that it is not signed
(Contributed) as most of the lying
Enclosed find check for my sub
articles appearing in the
Journal are signed.
Dagmar, Mont.
May 8, 1924.
Peoples Publishing Co.,
Plentywood, Mont.
Dear Sirs:
scription. The Producers News
been worth its price. It is
taining to read about the
stunts the "gangsters" are trying to
pull off. Almost as good as the
foolish I
Gc. after 'em, you can't make it too
strong, especially Bully Bowler. When
he w r as in Antelope he was knocking,
the Nonpartisan League through his
paper but the farmers called a meet- i
ing in the Danish Brotherhood Hall
and decided to stop their papers.
That cured Bully some, and he pre
tended ta take a stand with the I
League for "bread and butter,
suppose. In the spring of 1918 I sold j
clean seed w 7 heat to five farmers at
$2.00 per bu. About that Bully gave
me a write up in the paper as being j
unpatriotic. The Montana Dakota
Elevator Co. sold unclean seed at
$2.30 per bushel, but that was Bully
Bawder patriotism "don't yer know."
Prof. F. A. Lundahl of Outlook has
accepted an -appointment as tempor
ary member of the County Board of
Examiners, as substitute for Prof.
Frei sieben of Westby, who cannot act
in this capacity for the present due
to the serious illness of his wife.
The State Fair management re
quests a school exhibit from both
rural and village schools of Sheridan
county, and teachers are urged to
label and leave at the County Super
intendent's office whatever they may
have of interest in this line, such as
product maps, booklets or papers rep*
resenting project w 7 ork' in any subject,
taught, various kinds of constructive
seat work, etc. The Fair manage
ment promises to care for and re
turn at their ow 7 n expense all such
Miss Crone visited the Dooley
schools this week. The third and
fourth grades of that school with
Mrs. Rosella Markuson as teacher,
have the honor of having had every
pupil in them pass the silent read
ing test in advance of the median,
When pupils in the third grade, where
the median in comprehension is 3.7,
score 12, they are doing pretty well,
Records show that 35,000 forest
fires occur annually in United States,
principally in Pacific region, and that
needless loss in burning of 11,000,000
acres yearly is incalculable in terms
of money, sentiment and state devel
All the news, all the time, the
Producers News.
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lhe steady migration of Negro la
bor from the south appears in the
fact that south Atlantic states re
port the greatest shortage of farm la
bor with supply equal to only 84 per
cent of the demand. In the west,
northwest and Pacific states the sup-1
ply exceeds the demand by from 2
per cent to 10 per cent.
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Farmers were forced to pay higher
w 7 ages for farm labor in 1923 than
in 1922 but at that the wages were
only 57 per cent above the 1914 av
GTcigu. 1 no ctVGi'cigG race with. board
for male farm labor in 1923, accord
ing tc. the department of agriculture,
was $33.18 a month compared with
$29.17 in 1922 and $21.05 in 1914. Day
wages for harvest labor with board
averaged $2.45 in 1923, $2.20 in 1922
and $1.55 in 1914.
„ ino _ The increases
fron^ 1922 to 1923 are attributed to
the industrial competition for labor
especially in the northern states,
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The average value of plow land
decreased from $90 an acre in 1920
to $65 in 1923, according to the
Sears, Roebuck Agricultural founda-1
tion. Crop values an acre fell from
$36 m 1919 to $15 in 1921. Farm
bankruptcy proceedings in the feder
al courts jumped from 1000 in 1920
to 6000 in 1923. The foundation ex
pects farm values to continue down
wai*d for about ten years. Then
when the demand for farm produc
tion exceeds the supply, prices will
î' ise , and Wlth them the P rice of farm
land." . ». »,
This is a beautiful prospect for the
farmer w 7 ho borrowed money to put
land under cultivation when the,
world needed more food, only to lose
both land and investment when farm
values collapsed. He will live to see:
a new 7 farm bc.om, but not as an in
dependent farmer. He will be a ten
ant or wage earner without interest
in the land. His farm along with
others will have been consolidated into
some great capitalist enterprise farm
ed by an expert manager and the
profits of the recovery will go to the
capitalist lending-institutions which
secured the land cheap under fore-i
last ni £iht from Washington, corning
direct from the nation capital, where
ho was called as a witness in the
Wheeler inquiry. Mr. Stout thinks
^ ie investigation will soon peter out
and tbiat „ w ^ ea tt is over the commit
tee will find tnat nothing in the way
improper conduct has^ been proved
against the junior senator from Mon-1
Although Mr. Stout did not see ex
Congressman Carl Riddick, he learn
ed that he was still residing in the
capital, being connected with the pub
hcation of the official paper of the
national republican organization.
Just now 7 , Washington, said Mr.
Lewistown.—Tom Stout returned
„ ...
Stout, is having an odd experience,
even for it. The capitol is over-run
with detectives of one sort and an
other. In ^addition to the extra force
of secret service men, political orga
nizations have forces of "dicks" and
even individuals have sleuths work
in S far them > Mr - Vanderlip, for in
stance, being credited w 7 ibh having a
neat and efficient little detective
force busily engaged there. It's a
mi «bty poor detective who cannot get
himself a good job back there right
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Cromwell and
Mrs. J, W. Lawrence were Flaxville
and Redstone visitors Saturday.
Mrs. H. L. Calvert of the Two Tree
district was transacting business in
this neighborhood Friday.
Dan Campbell and D. M. Maclnnes
w 7 ere transacting business in Red
stone Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cromwell, Dan
Campbell and Wm. Maclnnes w r ere
callers at the James Cowan home
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Maclnnes were
callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
I Dan Campbell Sunday,
Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
French and
family and Mrs. E. E. Phelps visited
at the Roy Day home on Smoke Creek
The snow storm Monday night and
Tuesday made us all think winter had
not yet left.
Wm. Cromwell is busy these days
breaking up some land for flax,
Wednesday wasn't grinding day
but Dan Campbell seemed to have
took advantage of the layup of field
quite a run of it anyway as several
work to get same feed ground,
H. B. French, R. E. Phelps and
James Cow r an w 7 ere Redstone callers
Wm. Maclnnes was a caller at the
John Pace home Thursday.
Mrs. D. M. Maclnnes visited with
Mrs. James Cowan Thursday,
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* Milwaukee, Wise., May 10.— *
* Funeral services for John Dietz, *
defender of Cameron Dam," who ♦
* died here Thursday, were
* here this afernoon in a
* chapel w'here hundreds of persons *
* filed past the casket for a last *
* lock at the man who made his- *
* tory in northern Wisconsin a de- *
* cade ago. *
* a
held *
little *
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chndre^haf ret^ned uT'pienfywood
af fer spending a couple of years in
California arriving here last Friday.
Thev came overland from San Fran
R [ sc ' 0 i n an auto taking six days for
the trip Mr Severing says that he
j s ori ad i 0 b e back in Plentywood and
Montana and out of California. He
vv j]j ma k e his future home here,
Beverin«- used to be interested in the
ptyntvwood Machine Shop. He re
ports that people are leaving Califor
nia bv the thousands because of the
terrible financial panic that has set
in tl i iat coun try and that thousands
0 f workers are actually starving. In
speaking of the hoof 'and mouth di
that has broken out among the
cattle in California Mr Severing gave
the following story to th« Great Falls
w ith
which we reproduce here
Great Inconvenience on Border
Great Falls, May 8.—An interest
j n g tale of discomfort and a dis
couraging forecast for California was
tc j d by Mr and Mrs A J. Severing,
Wlho stopped in the Great Falls tour
ist park en route to their home near
Plenty-wood from California,
Mr* and Mrs Bevering had been
visiting friends'in San Fransisco and
fUpir recital of conditions contingent
apon the ravages of the foot and
m H outh dis . ase v-.xs of considerable in
terest According to Mr Bevering
a bout'l,000 people, many of them for
mer residents of this state, are wait
j nj r until the roads open up to get out
0 f the land of honey
M r and Mrs Btevering described
graphically their passage through the
I Arizona border quarantine station
1 and the inconveniences linked with
j t|his procedure. What food they car
; ried vvas con fi sca ted in order that the
dl - sea s8 might not be carried into the
! other sta tes, they said. Several roads
j CiUt of California and now closed ab
so i u tely to tourists, they said, and a
rigkl quarantine which ' prevents the
1 emigration of anyone from that state
is in force in some districts.
The following letter is not signed
contribute!" as you will notice, as |
most of the yellow-backs sign their i
letters to the Farmerine.
Medicine Lake Mont.
May 2, 1924.
i my subscription for my paper. I
j suppose you are tired writing for j
! money, so I will gladly send same to |
| you and oblige. I wouldn't be with-'
j r.ut your paper if it would cost me |
i t". ice as much.
Producers News,
I Plentywood, Mont.
Well, Mr. Producer, I will send
Yours truly.
j be established here by Edward Brun
( ner of Marshfield, Wis., as a result
of two community meetings held in
this section last week, when farmers
and business men pledged him their
co-operation. Mr. Brunner will move
his factory from Marshfield, where
it is now* in operation.^
Dairying has been increasing in
this valley, which is irrigated, for
some time, making the cheese fac
tory project a necessity. The plant
will be established here by Mr. Bru
nner with his own capital, and it will
be the first in eastern Montana.
Approximately 2,000 acres of sug
ar beets will be grown here this
son, and there will be large areas put
into peas and beans. Plans now 7 are
being made to secure a cannery for
Fairview wdthin the next year or tw r o.
Fairview.—A cheese factory Is to

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* tiHle kind. Anyway Hanson w 7 as *
not arrested, but left this coun- *
* try» and took considerable pro- *
* Perty, people say, with him. Mr. *
Epier says the stockholders made *
up the loss personally, which if *
* so was very considerate and kind * j
* of the stockholders, and a thing * i
that does not happen often, * !
' which in itself is a very inter
est in g story. * ,
* In most cases when a fellow * j
* £ ets . away in an affair like this *
he has something on the other *
* fellows which inspires the gen- *
* erosity, w hich, of course, is "'not *
necessarily true in this case. *
If the bank is in a precarious * I
* condition, the depositors • are *
surety entitled to know the facts *
* an d the Producers News only *
rendered a service by printing * ,
* the news; if the bank is safe and *
sound, Mr. Epier should not say * i
I that it isn't in a signed letter. ♦ ;
The Producers News refers all * :
interested readers, as a final ans- *
wer to the Farmerine, to Mr. Ep- *
1er s letters published a couple of *
weeks ago. *
* Of course the Farmerine is so *
soaked in fraud and deceit and *
graft, that it cannot comprehend *
that any consideration is due the *
* people. * '
* * * *
. Fort Shaw Farmers on Sun river
irrigation project plan to grow 250
acres sugar beets this
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An Open Letter to Ben Marsh !
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Under the caption of "WATCH
print below, Benjamin C. Marsh, sec
retary, in the publicity letter put out
by the Farmers National Council,
with headqaurters at Washington, D.
broadcasts the usual C. P. P. A.
slander about the mass harmer-La
bor Convention which will occur at
St. Paul, June 17th, and which will
launch the National Farmer-Labor
party, which the fakirs in the C. P. P.
A. are doing their damndest to pre
vent, which article is answered in an
open letter to Mr. Marsh by Sen.
Charles E. Taylor of Sheridan coun
ty who was the Montana delegate at
the conference at St. Paul which
called the convention.
The people of Montana will resell
that Mr. Marsh delivered several po
litical speeches in Montana in the
fall of 1922 in behalf of Sen. Wheeler.
The article in question, sent out
bv the above organization is repro
dùced together with Sen. Taylor's
answer to the same.
Every crooked interest and
dishonest privileged monopoly
which the Farmers' National
Council has exposed denounces
the Council as "near pink" if not
"red." Their chief objection to
the Council is that the Council
has the facts and that the Coun
cil states them fearlessly and
does not play politics. The pro
gram of the Farmers' National
Council is well known. We wish,
however, to warn the progrès
sive farmers of the nation
against the insidious and subtle
methods now being pursued ..by
certain communists who have no
real interest in the welfare of the
farmers and wage earners. Not
all motion is progress and peo
pie should know their goal be
fore they start on a journey.
We are unable to see any ad
vantage to be derived from hold
ing a convention in St. Paul, on
June 17. The Conference for Pro
gressive Political Action, which
is largely responsible for the or
organization work which resulted
in placing so many progressive
senators and congressmen in
Washington, decided at St. Louis,
at their Convention in February
to hold a national Convention in
Cleveland on July 4th after both
of the old Parties had .held their
Conventions and in the light of
what had happened to determine
vvhether it is wise for the pro
gressive forces of the nation to
nominate a Third Party Candi
date for President and Vice
* *
President. Both the Minnesota
and the National Farmer-Labc.r
Parties were invited to send dele
gates to this Cleveland Conven
tion. The re we-s no shutting the
door in the face of legitimate po
Mtical, farmer, labor or coopéra
time organizations. A group of
men from the Northwest, most of
them actuated by a sincere de
sire to hold an independent Con
vention at St. Paul on May 30th,
later postponed to June 17th.
The writer has documentary evi
dence that the communists pro
pose to capture this convention.
They may not succeed. In con
sidering the advisability of start
ing a Third Party, every farmer
and wage earner and every oth
er public spirited citizens should
consider whether the progressive
forces of the nation are thereby
endangering the progress already
achieved by the progressive for
ces of the nation. These forces
which are meeting at Cleveland
on July 4th, 1924, have the wel
fare of the farmers and wage
earners at heart, as much as the
numerically smaller forces which
are meeting at St. Paul.
"Is it not therefore incumbent
upon the minority to consider
carefully the justice of the
quest of the majority who seek
the same end, as to how to de
termine the political tactics of
the progressive farces for the
campaign of 1924?
Plentywood. Mont.
„ May 9th, 1924.
B. C. Marsh, Mgr. Di.
Farmers National Council,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Marsh:
I read in your current publi
city letter which arrived a couple
of days ago, under the head of
"Watch Your Political Step," a
repetition c.f th e dirty political
slander put out by the C. P. P. A.
against the St. Paul convention
of June 17th. You may imagine
my surprise at this skulduggery
at the instance of the dirty rot
tv, c » ^
Senate Committee on*Agricul
î^ re i ^ as . re P° r t ed out the Norris
Sinclair bill creating a government
marketing corporation to buy farm
P roduct s in the United States and sell
th -? m here and abr o ad - A bitter fight
w * d I 36 made c> n this bill by every
reactionary interest, which fears ef
a ctic.n by the government to
f, e • * armers to get a fair price for
£" eir products in a practical way.
Every friend of the farmers should
wnte Senator and Congressman
work and vote for the Norris-Sin
clair bilL
Howard McIntyre, county treasurer
of Silver Bow county, completing his
second term. Friday, filed his decla
ration of candidacy on the Democrat
ic ticket for state treasurer. Before
his term
as county treasurer, Mein
tyre was deputy clerk of the district
court in Butte.
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ten Gompers machine *******
\ ou Know and I 2L, tu
C. P. P. A . is a tmitL hat
that they are an oil gan R:
Adoo financed bunch ' a ^' Me
flushers who would * f °ur
Wilson regime: that it f°« e the
ed by the officialdom n J *£ nanc -
labor unions, most 0 f u i the bi 2
in Chicago and end™ T 1 met
Adoo even after his o iIc *
with some of th" diHi P °^ nec ^ on
cal activities ev-r record! i P 0 'vi
history 7 of th e United m îhe
know as well as I a« T y< *
July 4th convention at n , the
intends to and will hpt, Ve and
farmers and workers 0 f re
tion into the democratic m ' S
and that they will endrr CiU ? Ps
Adoo, and will do this uni *' lc *
pretense of progressivem^ tbe
know as well as 1 know^ * y ? u
C. P. P. A. does not lhe
form a Farmer-Labor nllt , to
rather they intend to 2 u
the idea; that they will ?iU
nominate candidates- V on f Ver
as well as I know that the r °n
P. A. represent the minorin ", ,
the progressives if that „ ■
zation is progressive at «11- *'
know as well as I d 0 that
do not represent a corn t
guard anywhere or anv ni
and you know as well as I w*'
that there is not a sine-h
States Senator or Comrres T*
at Washington that are there K
cause of the C. P. P. A ., but
that organization is claimin
credit that is not earning to it if.
arlongshot: you know a well ■
I know that all "Légitimai
Farmer-Labor Organizations
not invited to Cleveland
know that the C. P. P. \ '2° U
framed that it i s controlled 12°
little clique of labor fakirs wh*
always betray the workers in a
show-down, and that it is so con
trolled in order to prevent the
formation of a Farmer-' abor
party which the people are erv
ing for; you know as well a>'i
do that if the C. P. P. A. was
anything but a bunch of fakirs
and traitors it would have"
r ticipated in the St. Paul conven
tion and you know as well as I
do that the reason that they did
not participate in the St. Paul
convention was to preven the for
mation of the Farmer-Labor
ty; and you know as well as I
do that if the farmers and work
ers are not betrayed again into
the hands of the exploiters it will
j be in spite of the C. P. P. A. and
i because of the St. Paul convention
which will show
are capitalist with
you fellows up
for just what you are to the
rank and file and that is what
you are afraid of and not the
i communists.
The fact is that you fellows
pie cards: you have not as much
interest in the workers as the
exploiters. For every word you
say in behalf of them you utter
two words of apology. If the
workers wait on you and the
C. P. P. A. until their problems
are solved ce 7 any relief comes
they will be waiting for the next
.hundred years—yes, forever.
You know that the article
mentioned, supra, is a tissue of
falsehood from start to finish:
you know- that you are doing the
dirty work of the capitalists
w 7 hen you write and send out
such an article, besides branding
1 yaurself as a damn liar.
The people of Montana are not
paying any attention to the C. P.
P. A. and its fake leaders: we
know them out here; we are glad
to get the numbers of you birds
i right now, so w T e can card index
them for future reference—for
i the St. Paul convention on June
17th. will show 7 the world who
are the true and w 7 ho are the
false, and it will start a mass
Farmer-Labor party in spite of
all of your efforts in behalf of
the exploiters—and the P. P
A. will endorse its actions not
because it wants to, but because
it will have to—the St. Paul Con
vention will have its thousand
will not
delegates w 7 here vc-u
have ten. -, ,
I had thought that you, Marsh,
was a sincere worker for the
people, but know I know tha
even you are a fakir.
I am, sir, for a mass farmer
labor party, the St. Paul Conven
tion and fidelity to the case o
the workers on the farm imu
the factory.
Editor of the Producers
of the
Tokio, May l2.-~R?signafion an
government of Prem ' e t r ^he mornM
early date is forecast . g
papers today (M°ntia> o ar .
of official returns from batu
liamentary elections. c e jyuhon
Official returns Kf 1 '' 6 ,, a rtv, only
to, considered the Kyoura p
of 162 seats decided.
that the
did not ha'*
The newspapers
government had been
takably, proving that 1 , tora te.
the confidence o. the t#gt ify Jo
ous post-election du o contes t AJ
the bitterness x of rr J h ^ iles s outh"'e ?t
Namuzu, about '' battle "' a ' s
cf Tokio, an hcur- c-ng ' n uff*
fought by rioters estimated
be l?umi.e L of i! rso ; .
Ran an—
pany preparing to
gers place on Irvine

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