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DISSECTION OF CAL COOUDGE'S SPEECH
From Great Falls Town Topics ' d \ nU ^ govern ionop° iies ap! '; aKN , «.I_4,^_ e _ S ? L". a ° ^ e _ 4 „ unities, to H'oni a n acceptance speech characterized rovincial ignorance ot the economic forces which are today , the destinies of nations. His pledge to private monopoly Government ■■■■ iationship between the nation and its basic econ nir.e reia lesu |*I favor i Amu ican sjs em 0 m lV1 l a en eiprise and A ns ' on 0 ^ oveinmen o.-neiship.and con does not en o a concen ration of wealth, .countr.' wumd not )e a an o °PP 1 unity if the people '. r .hackled by government inonopo les. i nie tacts aie a t e individual enterprise ha? pi°<b "1 tlie ? lant P^ lva e monopolies of the steel, , lood, ,!aimpoitation an. powei industries of economic theh .mds o' a tew bundled veiy lien men. The existence !th combined peisonai income over $45,000,000 and Mt.' iui) shown in the government income tax re he lie to Coolidge s denial of concentration of wealth, handling of international relations show r s the ., r ranee ot economic forces. Wilson at least understood • e process of financial penetration is a process of conquest , investment is aggression and that wars are commercial in - i to . ny system ; of*» 8 * Such r tern , copP 61 vv men our iq uith ovei crive: fooiidge's dm Wall Street Davis Peddles Piffle About Our Liberties BY J. Louis Engdahl T,,day, John "Wall Street Davis, democratic candidate for tent. is out west in the grain belt preaching the bunk that thinks will land him in the White House after the November étions. Any intelligent human being cannot consider his ut jices anything else but bunk. But that is what is expected 0 d party candidates, trying to bunk the voters into cästing But this strike was :al of all the rest. It was an example of the brand of czarist : ranny meted out to workers, anywhere in the state of West Vir : iia. the home state of Mr. Davis, whenever the workers sought : enjoy the rights that Mr. Davis speaks of so glibly in address J"? the western farmers. * Jots for the Morgan candidates. * * * Davis would not dare utter, in his native state of West y a r. n ia. the brand of piffle that he is peddling to the western f : - The workers in the steel mills and coal mines of West V would only laugh at him. They would laugh so uproar they might be heard over the entire country, much to ieasly that Lie discomfiture of Mr. Davis. * * * * Take this little gem, for instance, uttered at Omaha, Ne bask; • When the constitution of the United States was written, we gave to the Americans of that day, and all *ho might come after them, certain fundamental rights that could never be taken away. We gave them freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the person. \\egave them what was perhaps more sacred than any thing else—freedom of religious worship, not to be dis turbed or threatened, or taken away by any set of men or any government. .. * * * * I went through one coal strike in West Virginia, in the Paint and Cabin Creek districts, in 1913. * * * * Freedom of speech, proclaims Mr. Davis. Vet this same Mr. Davis knows that anyone caught talking cienism, through the unorganized industries of that state, im THE HIGHLY MORAL MR. DAWES "General Dawes has gone right to it hammer and tongs to r ■ hell. He has named La Follette the enemy and has denounc S and the workingmen who support him as révolu i le calls it j.. batt e between the red flag and the Ameri id cue way and another works himself up to a fine n io re dangerous, a more foolish, a more unstatesman h ; , not been made in our time. The country is threat most embittered sectionalism it has known for Commenting on the Dawes speech of acceptance the New iork World says : can »peecii !d w t U0 nevatioi Ti p C\c regarding the "TU World is quite right. The speech was dangerous, fool ; ' d uns! itesmanlike. Also it was impudent, for Dawes preach ; r ' ,; u ivm f or j aw j s a u ou t as appropriate as an essay on celi I UlC - v by Solomon. \v;,s Dawes whose bank flagrantly violated the banking 1 luinois and made possible the fleecing of 4000 depositors, Press has the following to say phi en It You may not remember the story, hack iq 1896 Dawes worked for Mark Hanna to line up for McKini ey. * IMPROVEMENTS IN WOLF POINT YARD 'Ml v * anks and Icing Equip- i J 1 stalky By Railway at Di T,8 »«n Point. Wolf ^ °int. Sept. 9.— Extensive Movements ^ üeas i n necessitated by mod facilitating transporta of jv r " l ' ir c °mpleted at the yards F 0r t L ,r ' at Northern railway here. the r cr ude oil for _ cil-buming locomotives tior. use a 100 000 gallon overhead and under ground pump tanks are being con structed near the round house. houses of the Western At the ice icing platform Fruit express equipped w ith electric powder, has been completed and is now' in use. platform, which stands slightly high than a refrigerator car, extends the full length of the icehouses Twenty-five be spotted on each side for an The er or than 1,100 feet. more cars can icing at one time. A power driven conveyor takes the cakes to any desired point and they skidded into the ice compart ments of the cars. The ice cakes are gravitated from the upper parts cvf the houses onto the platform down 13 are origin. But to Coolidge "the foreign policy of America can best described by one word—peace. We covet no territory; we sup - - array; we harbor no hostile intent." Is he ignorant of the activities of Standard Oil backed by Hughes in the near east oil fields, or of American capital in Mexi co, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, China and . one word—peace, port no threatening military _ a score of other regions? ^ that * n the last war American capitalists increased the conn tiy s gold from $1,904,694,000 to over $4,300,000,000, made New York the financial capital of the world and increased the country's foreign investment to almost $20,000,000,000? How does he understand the situation of the country's real producers? He talks about a great revival of industry, no com plaint of unemployment, no deflation of wages. But when he wrote this the iron and steel industry was operating at less than 50 per cent capacity, automobile plants at about 42 per cent, the cotton industry, the boot and shoe industry, foundries and ma chine shops and men's clothing shops at less than 60 per cent and agricultural implements at about 60 per cent. Factories had laid off over 1,100,000 workers within a year, railroads and mines hundreds of thousands more. * So also the worst wage deflation in history came in the Re publican administration while a new wave of wage reductions is now T spreading. Steel workers, for instance, are today averaging mediately takes his life in his own hands. Many a union organiz er has been found dead along the railroad tracks or the highways of that state, thrown from a passing train, or caught making his way on foot from one coal camp to the next, The only freedom of speech the West Virginia workers have is the freedom to say the servile things the bosses like to hear. For instance, "Vote for Davis!" "Vote for Coolidge! They had had a visit The special train of the "open shop" mine owners, that consisted of two baggage cars with rapid firing guns sticking their muzzles out of the doorways, and a coach filled with heavily armed mine guards, was called the "Bull Moose Special," because Roose velt's candidate for governor had been elected in 1912, although the "Bull Moose," himself, had been defeated for the presidency, But the candidate of Mr. Davis, Woodrow Wilson, was in the White House. * • But the "Bull Moose Special," in the dead of night, with lights out, carefully made its way up Cabin Creek, silently as possible, until it came abreast of the Miners' Tent Coloney. Then the murderous fire was turned loose from high powered rifles > • * * * * Freedom of assembly, proclaims Mr. Davis. Virginia coal miners, held on a Sunday afternoon, in a deserted sawmill. The workers in their underground organizations in Rus sia under the czars did not observe more secrecy in arranging their That reminds me of a carefully planned meeting of West meetings, in the out-of-the-way places, than these Amrican coal miners, practically all American born, West Virginian mountain eers, did in preparing for their gathering. Freedom of the person, proclaims Mr. Davis. There comes back to me the picture of the mother, sitting in a rocker, her foot bandaged; thei;e in a coal miners' cabin on Paint Creek. The strike was on. Most of the miners had been evicted from their company-owned shacks and lived in the neigh borhood in tents. Up along the side of the mountain range there was the railroad running along the creek, from the "Bull Moose Special. » and rapid fire machine guns. The bullet that pierced the foot of this mother of the coal mines had already passed through the McKinley, being elected, appointed Dawes comptroller of currency. That is, he was the keeper of the conscience of all the national banks. He was their mentor and adviser. Then Roosevelt became president and Dawes went out of office. He started a bank in Chicago called the Central Trust Com pany. Later Lorimer was thrown out of the United States Senate. So he started a bank in Chicago, too. Under the state law it is necessary to show the state offi cials the cash that has been paid into capital and surplus before a new bank can open its doors for business. Lorimer claimed to have $1,250,000 capital and surplus. He wrote a check for that amount on the Dawes bank. The check wasn't worth the paper it was written on but it was part* of a scheme to keep inside the letter of the law while actually breaking'the law to smithereens. The state banking officials called on Lorimer and asked to see the $1,250,000 in cash. It's over in the Central Trust vaults," he said. They went over and in the vaults big packages of currency were exhibited, counted and verified. 4 4 chutes, Th e superintendent's office and a wailing room for the crews is built at the end of the platform. Point is icing headquarters for the Wolf Montana division and a largo crew of men is employed. The cost of these recent additions to the terminal plant exceeds $50,000. SILENT THRONG PAYS TRIBUTE TO GRAND OLD MAN OF RACE TRACK Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 4.—At the scene of his last race, a crowd of 50, 000 Thursday paid eloquent tribute to the memory of Edward E. (Pop) Geers, j noted harness driver and "grand old man of the trotting turf," who drove to his death Wednesday at the West Virginia state fair when his horse stumbled and caused the old driver to he thrown from his cart in front of the horse and stepped on by the racing animal. At the hour of 2:00 o'clock, when Geers had been scheduled to drive Peter Manning in an attempt to low er the half-mile track record, the horse w^as led onto the track in front of the grandstand. It was draped in black in memory of the man who had driven it to victory many times. A hush fell over the great threug as the horse was led slowly down the track while a funeral dirge was be ing played in the grandstand. As the £27 a week compared with $30 a year ago and $38 in 1920. railroad labor board has cut unskilled railroad labor 25 per cent, shopmen 16 1 /? per cent and other railroad labor from 8 to 12 per cent since 1920. His For the farmers he wants prosperity and equality with in dustry. But in the same paragraph he favors a protective tariff although it is well known that a protective tariff accentuates the inequality between agriculture and industrial capital. Protection means nothing to t he farmer, whose return depends on the price of his product in the world market, while it enables the industrial monopolist to maintain artificial prices which farmer and worker, must pay. Under the protective tariff the buying power of the farmer's dollar is still under 80 cents, the value of his land has fallen from $90 tor $65 an acre since 1920 and failure has knocked at the door of a quarter of the grain farmers, with thousands keeping their farms only on the sufferance of creditors. As a result the recent rise in grain prices means little more than money flowing to eastern bankers in payment of the hund reds of millions of dollars in farm debts. Republican Secretary of Agriculture Wallace gave away the real administration attitude when he said that England in a similar crisis decided to sacrifice agriculture to industry and that history proved the wisdom of her choice. wall of the house, and also penetrated the family Bible lying on a table, besides which she was sitting, is a ghastly joke coming from Freedom of the person, 99 the lips of the West Virginian, John "Wall Street" Davis, candi date for president on the democratic ticket. He has his answer in the bullet holes that pierce the walls of West Virginia's coal Freedom of the press," was something that Davis forgot ,, I . .. . ttt i T 7 * * * i During the 1913 coal strike m West Virginia, the only workers' press, turning out the only fighting working class pub lication in the district, was wTecked by the agents of the mine owners. Labor papers coming in from the outside, thru the mails, were quickly confiscated by servile postmasters in the mining camps. This is all retold in the report of the Senate Investi gat ing Committee that "investigated" the strike in 1913. But the report is no doubt submerged in dust in the mouldy archives of the Congressional Library, in Washington, D. C. ***** Let the farmers of the west know these things when Davis addresses them. Let them question Davis about these conditions in his ow r n state. Davis will not answer them. But the farmers, like the workers in big industrial centers, can make their answer by casting their votes for the progressive candidates. Crush the liber miners' cabins. * * * * fields are usually mere nests of mine guards, the hired killers of the mine owners, Freedom of religious worship," echoes Davis. That's am other good joke. The Y. M. C. A. buildings throughout the coal 4 i The churches throughout the mine fields are usually erected with money furnished by the mine owners, on company property, The preacher or priest usually looks to the mine owner for his livelihood, and the mine owner looks to his religious hirelings to preach the doctrine that will best conserve his interests, the doc trine of slave obey your master, * * ** * <. to mention, capitalist dictatorship that parades fake "constitutional ties as a lure to win the support of the oppressed. 9 9 So Lormier's bank was started on wind and when it went busted, 4,000 depositors were skinned. For 10 years the lawyers of the Dawes banks wiggled and twisted as court after court decided that if it said the money was Lorimer's it must make good. By a curious coincidence the Illinois Supreme Court finally decided against the Dawes bank and in favor of the Lorimer de positors on the very day that the Cleveland convention pinned its twice-spurned vice-presidential rose on the Dawes lapel. And Dawes says obedience to law is the ehief issue in this ti Does this belong to the Lormier bank?" Yes. No, thanks. We are willing to take lessons in morality from most any body. We realize that we are all poor critters and miserable sin ners but we just can't sit still and be lectured on the sacredness of law by Hell and Maria Daw r es. Roxie Stinson and the other boys and girls of the late campaign ! P. S.: You remember it was the Dawes family's Pure Oil Company stock that was so greatly fancied by Jess Smith and Ohio 4 4 gang. draped horse stood before the thous ands of spectators Howard M. Gore, assistant secretary of agriculture, mounted the judges' stand and paid a glowing tribute to the late reinsman. The body of "Pop" Geers was tak en aboard a train Thursday for the journey to his old home at Memphis, Tenn. A few minutes later the train, bearing relatives and friends of the famous driver, left for the south. FARMER PUNCTURES ABDOMEN IN JUMP FROM GRAIN MACHINE Sidney, Sept. 6.—Prank Swiss, a Richland county farmer living a few miles north of Richy, was sever ly injured Wednesday evening when he jumped from the top cf a separator onto an unseen crowbar which had been left standing in a vertical posi tion. It had been driven into the ground and left so as to he able to quickly locate when wanted. The force of the jump drove the man's bowels. handle well into the Mr. Swiss was taken immediately to the Deaconess hospital at Sidney, some 60 miles, and an operation formed. per His condition is considered critical with but little hope held for his recovery. The biggest advertising medium in Northeastern Montana—Take advant age of it. The Producers News, Try a Want Ad—It Pays. FARMER LABOR PARTY ELECTS SAM HAMPTON DEFEATED DEMOCRATIC AS PIRANT MADE LI EUT ANT GOVERNOR CHOICE BY "WRITE-INS." ~ Hele ^ a > s< - pt - Sainuel J * * f^the^mocratic 0 nomination governor at the recent primary, but who failed to make the grade in that mer '} a ' \ r party tor lieutenant gover ^ or ,- in * ° general election > anless ,ke jthe ballots. 1)611111 S name ° g ° Under the "writing-in Mr - Hampton was made the nominee of tke farm er-labor organization for lieutenant governor, that fact being 1 brought out in the canvass of the elec SANDERS COUNTY MAN CLAIMS TO BE ELECTED BY SAME METHOD WITH COUNT INCOM PLETE. for race, will be a candidate of the far privilege tion returns by the state canvassing board Friday. Sheridan County, where the heavi est farmer-labor vote was cast, gave Hampton 167 votes for lieutenant gov that this vote was the result of a de liberate movement engineered by some °t bhe farmer-labor leaders. Wether it was done with the sanction of Hampton is nc.t known here. VOTE TOTAL UNKNOWN. The total vote for Mr. Hampton has not yet been ascertained for the rea son that the clerks in the office of the secertary of* state who are engaged in tabulating th e scattering vote are considerably behind the progress which has been made by the state board in canvassing the returns of th e regularly nominated candidates as shown by the county abstracts. It has also been demonstrated that through this "writing-in" method, the democrats have been provided with a I candidate for clerk of the supreme ! court, for which no filing had been matle P nor t0 th e primary. This candidate is L. E, Chopuette, of 'Havre, who received about 200 votes, j insuring him nomination . That Mr. ! Choquette will accept the nomination and make the race for election is evi dent » as it is understood here that stlcker£r bearing his name were issued f 10111 Havre for 1186 in the P rimar y. C1 vims John McKay, the former socialistic state senator from Sanders county, who fiIed for the democratic nomina tion for congressman from the first (ilstrict * _ claims to have received the fo™that°office ^though' ïieated^or t h e democratic nomination. Tabulation of th e scattering 'vote has not reached a stage which will prove his nomination, but McKay, who was in Helena, Friday, endeavoring vainly to get a seat in the party con vention, states that he received about 100 votes which would give him the nomination. McKay states that he abandoned his campaign for the demo cratic nomination about six days be fore the primary and thereafter de voted his efforts to obtain votes on the farmer-labor ticket. The canvassing . boarcl on Friday completed the checking of the ab struct from various counties, with the exception of those from Cascade, Car bcJ1 aml Swe€t Grass counties, which htUe n0c been received - WOLF POINT OFFICE BUILDING BECOMES NEW COURT HOUSE Great Northern Block Is Converted to Ui ccrs Moving Into New Quarters. Wolf PcJnt, Sept. 12.—The altera tions necessary to make the Great Northern office building ready to serve as a court house have been al most completed and the clerk of court, sheriff, county surveyor and county commissioners hav e moved in to their new home. The judge's chambers and room will be ready for occupancy in a few days. The removal of the of fices of the clerk and recorder, the treasurer, the assessor will await the finishing of the vaults, which the Great Northern company will struct. The commissioners, in session this week, will advertise for bids for the construction of a jail building at Wolf Point, in which to install the cells and other fixtures from the jail Poplar. ot Roosevelt County—Offi court con at The man who hollers down a well about the goods he has to sell, won't reap as many golden dollars as the man who climbs a tree and holiers. Read the news while it is Producers News $3,00 news— year.