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STARS AND STRIPES
DENOUNCES REPUB
LICAN DECEPTION
Washington D, C., Oct. 4.—The Re
making political
publican Bureau
capital out of a list of American I/e
gion posts and commanders given the
War Department in confidence by the
lyegion for use in mailing out bonus
information, according to a
report appearing today in "Stars and
Stripes," the independent veterans'
publication.
The report states that
men arc "greatly aroused" over the
use of the list for sending out Cool
idge propaganda, and that Ivegion of
ficials assisted in a survey of the
centers of soldier population, which is
also being used.
The same edition of "Stars and
Stripes," which had its origin in the
trenches as the soldiers' paper over
in another article that Seu
ls
insurance
ex-service
seas, says
star La FcJlettc will demand a cash
bonus for the ex-service men instead
of the insurance sheme which he calls
a hoax.
The article says in part:
"Ex-service men opposed to Presi
dent Coolidge say the list is used for
political purposes, and they are high
ly incensed. They say the propaganda
is prepared under the direction of the
Republican committee and distributed
by another agency,
"Political parties have before at
tempted to obtain a list of Legion
Posts, but have never succeeded. In
1920 the National Convention rifled
the list should be given to no one'
without permission of the National
Executive Committee,
only two lists have been given out;
one to the Veterans' Bureau and the
other to the War Department.
Since then
"The present list was given to the
War Department shortly after the en
actment of the Adjustment Compen
sation Act this summer. Russell G.
( revision, National Adjutant, notified
the departments to revise their lists
and send them to Washington with
the names of the ost Commanders or
Adjutants. In addition the Posts fur
nished an approximate estimate of the
ex Service population in each commu
nity.
"Neither tho Veterans of Foreign
Wars nor the Disabled American Vet
erans furnished the War Department
with lists of their posts. The bonus
blanks for the D. A. V. chapters were
sent to the National Headquarters in
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KICKED BY HORSE
Scobey, Oct. 10.—John Barrow was
seriously injured when kicked by a
horse while cleaning out a stable.
Three ribs were crushed. The acci
dent occured at the D. C. Knapp farm
30 miles north of Scobey. Barrow is
now convalescing.
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Am Booking Sales Each Day Now.
Phone, Wire
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Plentywood
Phone 60
SENATOR WALSH
AND HIS RECORD
(Continued from Page One)
for one individual to obtain more than
160 acres of this land. On page 4173
of the Congressional Record 66 Con
gress and first session, Walsh said,
"Ihe lease is limited in each case to
2560 acres which is four sections
I think I am responsible for the pro
vision in that respect and I am quite
willing to assume the responsibility
for it."
Concerning an amendment offered
by Senator Walsh, Senator Smoot re
plied on Page 4164 Congressional Re
cord, "I will say to the Senator that
we thought of that amendment time
and time again and it will not reach
the situation. I will explain to the
Senator in private why it will not do
so." Just why Senator Smoot could
not explain to Senator Walsh in pub
lie, the record does not disclose.
When an attempt was made to
pass this bill on August 23, 1919,
when only a few senators were
present, Senator Kenyon object
ed, saying, "If we are only to
have ten or twelve senators here
♦ * *
On August 27, 1919, Senator La
Follette spoke against this bill *° r '.
three hours, and on August 29, ofr
four hours. He also spoke against it i
on August 30th for over an hour, and
again opposed it on September 2nd.
For many days La Follette led the
fight against this measure in one of
the most splendid battles of his life.
this important bill, practically
disposing of what is left of the
public domain, and, as I have
feared, turning it into the hands
of great interests, I do not think
the bill will be voted on this af
ternon.** i Page 4248. This threat
to filibuster prevented a vote be
ing taken.
Senator Walsh replied, "Mr. Presi
dent, if this were the first that the
ate of the United States had ever
heard of this legislation, there would
be some force to the suggestion that
further consideration of it ought to
be deferred until next week,
measure, 'in practically the form in
which it is now before the senate, has
been pending before this body for
five years."
During all this time Senator Walsh
had supported this measure with all
his ability.
on
sen
This
On September 3, 1919, on Page 4742
of the Congressional Record, Senator
Walsh says, "This genesis of this bill
goes back to a hill that was introduc
ed in 1913 or 1914, it being in all es
sontial particulars like this, although,
of course, different somewhat in de
tails. That bill was introduced by my
self,' etc.
It was charged upon the floor of
the senate that this was a Standard
Oil measure and would rob the public
of these great National resc-urces, and
lturn them over to Standard Oil and
other monopolies, thus destroying the
Naval reserves of the nation.
On September 3, 1919, on page 4745
of the Record, l>a Follette said, "Mr.
President, 1 wish now to invite the at
tention of the senate to the provisions
of the bill, particularly sections 18
and 19 which have to do with the na
val reserves—I think that this phase
of the question is of such magnitude
and is so vital to the position that the
. . .....
portance of an adequate oil supply to
the standing of the government as a
sea pawer and to the position that
must . , tak . e 1 , amon * the Na
\ies of the world. We are dealing in
certain sections of this hill with re
servations which have been made, up
on the opinion of those who have
thoroughly investigated this subject,
of the only areas that remain, so far
ble is known to supply our Navy. * *
e s u re jy QURht to protect to the
\ery last technical limit the legal
rights of this Government to the pos
session and continued control of these
"ri • r ° 8en f-*' • ,
This question involves the source
o our power among the great na
turns of the world and as trustees of
this great interest of our government,
vve should not be velvet handed with
the great oil companies that went on
these reserves in defiance of Execu
1 « or, . lcr ' VP°P .V 16 mor< T, ussurance
o awyers that they could fight it
through and win. — —
, .iBxr.""'"" 68 h,s argument
*î 1 7 K ^ a ) a |L 1 reserves on pages 4748
an |v he Record
P tembe ^ |fd» I-* 19 » on page
4764 . ciiator I «i Follette continues:
ilr. 1 resident, yesterday I spoke
upon certain phases of the problem
government will occupy as a sea pow
er of the world that we ought to give
special attention to these sections. I
am going to ask the senators to fol
low me as I take up the subject. The
bill as drawn, will, I believe, destroy
the Naval reserves set aside for the
Navy," etc.
Then followed a long argument by
La Follette, supported by a great
mass of expert testimony.
On page 4747, La Follette contin
I do not want to take time un
ues,
necessarily here, but I do want to
impress upon the senate and at least
upon the record here, the vital im
A •
pending legislation and
about the imp that I yielded the floor
\vi uf nator f r< î m Montana, (Mr.
aLh) presented a letter signal by
one, Joseph A. 1 helan, ail examiner,
1 he letter is written upon the station
ary of the United States Shipping
Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation,
It raises the question as to whether it
is possible for the Navy Department
and the government to save anything
from the clutches of the Standard Oil
on the Naval reserve. It not only
raises that point, but if the letter is
to be accepted as an authority, it set
ties it. It seems to be written with a
view of impressing the Senator to
whom it was adressed, and the senate,
if it happened to come to its atten
Don. with the idea that it is utterly
futile to attempt any longer to resist
the encroachments of Standard Oil on
the Naval reserves; because they have
already gotten such a hold there, that
we might as well surrender to them."
etc.
I have not had much opportunity
since this letter was presented to look
ti
up Mr. Pheland, but I called ,up the
Shipping Board to learn about him,
and 1 found out that he is employed
there, but has only been employ«! for
the brief space of two or two and one
half months; that he had left and
that he was in the "Democratic Gal
lery," of the Senate. He is here
watching the progress of legislation
either because he is a very patriotic
citizen, or he has some underground
connection. At any rate, he is very
much interested in being on the
ground while this legislation is under
consideration, and he is not serving
the Shipping Board in being here."
Mr, Sheppard, "There is really no
such gallery.'
Mr. La Follette, "No, there is no
such gallery. 1 suppose he is in the
gallery on the Democratic side; I do
not know' just where he is, Vut I ven
ture the opinion that if you can find
out where the Standard Oil lobby is,
there you will locate Phalen.
Senator lu Follette then named
many oil and gas companies, Phalen
had been employed by and then con
tinued. "I do not believe that that
there are many Senators on this floor
who will be inclined to follow the sug
gestions of this gentleman as to
whether the United States government
ft
can secure preserve
val reserve in the contest against the
Trespasser. 1 do not know what as
surances concerning the antecedents
of this gentleman the Senator from
Montana had when-he presented his
letter upon this floor, carrying with it
the positive statement that any delay
in the passage of this bill would be
hostile to the public interest and
would serve the Standard Oil inter
ests. His letter to the Record; is of
fered here on the floor," etc.
In answer to a question by Senator
Owen, Mr. La Follette then enumer
ated many reasons why he was oppos
ed to this leasing bill and telling the
senate how this measure wr/ild de
stroy the Naval reserves. He then
ridiculed once more the Phelan letter
presented by Senator Walsh and said,
Now there may be many senators
who prefer to accept the opinion of
Mr. Phelan, oil expert of the Shipping
ß oar( j t former employee of various
private monopoly oil—lighting and
0 jj grabing interests. I assume that
Senator from Montana knew noth
about the antecedents back of the
. i
letter."
Mr. Walsh, of Mcwitana, "The Sena
tor is quite right, 1 know nothing
about his antecedents nor about the
facts he states in the letter. 1 gave
the letter for whatever it may be
worth."
Mr. La Follette, "That is what 1
assumed, but here is the opinion of
Secretary Daniels, whose antecedents
are better than this fellow's * * *Are
you going to follow Secretary Dan
iels and his impartial experts, and are
you going to take care of the interests
of the Government in the matter of
these Naval reserves, or are you go
ing to support the Standard and Al
bed Oil interests? It is up to you.
Make your record and abide by it."
It should not Ke forgotten that on
seve t*al occasions,)Senators charged on
the floor of the <»te that this was a
Standard Oil mtJ^ SUl
On page 47™'
"I was particu
learn if the view was not express
ed before the committee by any
other witnesses in elucidation of
the charge that this is a Standard
Oil bill.
Wash,
î kerned to
Mr. LaFollete, "Mr. President, 1
I should be glad to have any senator
here stand up on the floor and say
whether any of the numerous repre
sentatives of Standard Oil who are
about the Senate Chamber and in the
galleries have solicited the opposition
of any Senator to the passage of this
bill. I think that might shed a little
light on it. They are here. There is
not any doubt about that!
Mr Smoot, "1 say now, without fear
of contradiction, that if this bill be
comes a law, neither the Standard Oil
Company nor any combination of men
on earth can control the development
0 f the Natural resources of the coun
try.
I Mr. Jones of New Mexico suggested
! that the Standard Oil might feel a
j delicacy in coming to Senators with a
, proposition for help, etc.
( Mr. 1 æ FcJleUe. "It is possible, Mr.
, President, that the* Standard Oil Co.
and its lobbyists have
things and that they arc supersensi
live about saying anything to any
body about legislation, but that hard
ly comparts with their history down
through the years
Standard Oil .has been the most
brazen, the boldest, the most aggres
give violator of the law that legisla
tive bodies in any country ever had
to contend with It has driven peo
p l e all over this country out of busi
ness, crushed competition, and driven
competitors to suicide There is noth
ing that is reprehensible that the
Standard Oil Company has not done,
There is not anythiing that requires
boldness and craft and brazenness
that they have not acquired. I do
not know why they might not have
called out some Senators and said,
"This measure is not just or fair."
"I gay again, Mr. President, there
are the Standard Oil and the Midwest,
which runs into the Standard Oil, I
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a new view of
am told, and all the other oil repre
sentatives who are here now and have
been and have maintained for months
elaborate offices in this city, rich and
powerful above all calculation, and no
man can stand up on this floor and
suggest any opositicu that has been
indicated anywhere at any time by
those interests to this legislation,
This letter from Phelan, presented by
the junior Senator from Montana,
(Mr. Walsh) warns the senate that
this oil will all be pumped out by the
Standard Oil, and t.hat the only way
the government can protect itself, is
to pass this leasing bill and get in
there and do something on its own
accord. Is that correct?"
Mr. Walsh of Montana. "No; not
quite. I take it that the letter is a
guggestion that we ought to amend
the bills.
| n a closing speech, Senator Walsh
defends his friend Mr. A. L. Doheny
and ridicules Mr. La Follette for his
anxiety concerning the Naval reserve.
(Continued on Page Three >
VOTE IT STRAIGHT
For President
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE
For Vice President
BURTON K WHEELER
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Farmer-Labor Electors
These electors are pledged to La Follette and Wheeler
EMMA SALISBURY
JOHN M. JOHNSON
W. 11 DUNCAN
ELU LORD
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Congress, 2nd District
CHARLES E. TAYLOR
Associate Justice Supreme Court
HARLOW PEASE
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Governor
FRANK J. EDWARDS
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Secretary of State
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LINDAHL 0. JOHNSON
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State Treasurer
HERMAN STRAS6URGER
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0. F. CLARK
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S. E, PAUL
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