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THRONG ATTENDS GREAT UNITED
FARMERS LEAGUE CONFERENCE AT STANLEY, NORTH DAKOTA Delegates Pack Big Stanley Court Room—Adopt Immed iate Relief Plans and United Organization for Carry ing out Plans—Delegates Report Thousands of Farm ers are Facing Starvation; that there is No Feed for Cattle and No Seed for Next Spring—League Organiz es Farmers for Action. Di Delegates from Williams, vide, Burke and Mountrail coun ties, North Dakota to the United Farmers League Tri-County con ference at Stanlely, North Dako ta on July 20th packed the large court room in the magnificent court house at that place. There was not standing room left in the room and many could not admin ttance. Mother Bloor, United Farmers League state organizer for North Dakota called the conference to order. Ashabal Ingerson, son of ex-Senator Ralph Ingerson of Burke county was elected chair man and a Mr. Huso of Beiden, North Dakota was elected secre tary. Editor Charles E, Taylor of the attended as a visiting delegate from Montana. Clem Harris, re-. cently home from a two year so journ in Russia and Comrade Bur nett was present and a spectator from the headquarters of the com munist party at New York, who are making a survey of the farm ing conditions of the northwest Resolved— That this conference of farmers of North Dakota, under the auspices of the United era League, recommends that state relief committee of members shall be elected here today and gain wheat belt, were also present as observers. Mother Bloor, Clem Harris and Charles E. Taylor addressed the convention, speaking on world con ditions of agriculture and the drouth conditions and relief, and of the necessity of organizing the farmers especially the poor and middle farmers, into the United Farmers League, the largest and most wide spread organization of farmers in the world, and affiliat ed with the Farmers Internationale at Moscow, Russia. Adopt Relief Plans The conference after the speak ing got under way on the tasks be fore them. It finally adopted the following immeidate relief plans, both for apparatus and methods of procedure. IMMEDIATE RELIEF THE GREATEST VALUE EVER BUILT INTO A Ford Car / 7 The Beautiful Ford Tudor Sedan T $ 490 (F, D. B. Détroit, plut freight and dattmrT* Bumpers and spare tire extra at Um east.) XITTHEN you buy a Ford car today, you buy wbat li \Y unquestionably the greatest value in the history of the Ford Motor Company. Never before has so much beauty, comfort, safety and performance been offered at such a low price. The low price of the Ford is something to think about because it means an immediate saving of many dollars — always an important consideration. But far i> more significant than price alone is what you get for that price. When high quality is combined with low price, yon may justly take pride in having found a most satisfactory purchase. See the Ford — ride in it — learn something about the value that is built into every part. The more yon know about it, the more certain yon will be that it is the car for you. It is literally true that when yon "get the facts yon will get a Ford." . 9. the function of this committee shall be: ' tary of the United Farmers League bo make an immediate survey of the township as to the actual needs of the farmers and report at once to the relief Committee. ..These re committee. SECOND— Relief stations shall be set up in every county where relief shall be received and distributed to the townships under the direction of the county secretary. THIRD — ! Relief shall be solicited not only from the county commissioners, ac cording to the demands of the United Farmers League and from i the Red Cross Funds which are ours by right—and not as charity — but also by appeals sent out to] all other more prosperous couuties ■ and states. Appeals for wheat and all other necessities for human be ings and flood for the starving cat FIRST— To instruct each township aecre i nies all transport these relief sup plies free of charge. This relief to be sent in to the designated relief stations decided upon by the relief <*>unty and township secretaries, und»- the di rection of the state relief commit v ., n , . Jti wafeÄ and a f SZ house has been secured at Stanley for a relief depot for northwestern North Dakota. In the evening after the confer ence a street meeting was held at t"eMa»e?E m Z lor and Mother Bloor spoke. Over a thousand were out to hear the speaking which was broken again and again with applause. It was also recommended that organization work be pushed in Farm-[drouth sections of northeastern Montana, which work has already commenced m earnest and meetmg with great success. ports to be mad« on inspection blanks furnished by the state relief tie. AND WE DEMAND that all rail roads and transportation compa tee. * Special to the Producers News. • * Well, Mr. n H d ;de has^n'to * * Froid and made his investiga- * * tion for farmers' aid. * ' * He drove up to the bank di- * ! * rectly and from there to Sun- * * shine John Sdmitzler's house * * and from there with John him- * * self to Williston. Of course * * * ! far .T r8 .themseives, a« Hyde * got his information and ac- ^ * „ . * * *** Hyde says we are more • ; scared than hurt. Where could *, m he have gotten thm informa- * * lM rî • u _ i». .. . ., * It is hoped by many that the * * day will come when that class * * of fellows will be more hurt * * than scared. MORE "SCARED" THAN HURT * John knows more about what * these farmers need than the * cording to the Willistion pa ... , ... .. ° f * 1 advisabfo to avoid the introduc i J*™ ^ea, with sow thistles particularly ln mind to] ■ bushels of feed barley, 1750 bush e ^ s of f ee d oats, and 98 tons 01 hay at the prices indicated avove, which prices also made an allow ance for expenses incidental to • ton for good, clean upland hay— these prices allowing a little above actual cost to provide for the cost i of inspection by a representative Those present signed up for 3700 Jacob Tweet of Comertown who | gave his services in the making out of the feed loan application blanks f or those who had not yet made application. Because of lack of time some had to wait and go Comertown Friday to get Mr. Tweet s assistance. ' Ene À P Kimbaii and O. P. ßisosnnette of Crosby, the Divide ! county North Datota wnTmïïdon t ?? in 7 or mation and Wp at gjL™ Eene rou°ly extended to the Sh/ridan county ' 6 to aid the far of northeastern Sheridan ^ to meet thc hav an d'feed çîtnatinn caused bv the drouth ' nn J, Q11fl v, nw in iae .. a „ •_1 a , , farmers were' ™ «meni up. A . . .. of the conviction that none oi tnem as^he coal in that area is all too *•**•*•*••««*••*** MCELROY Ufl (Continued from front page) distribution. The farmers were indebted to far from the surface for anv of them to got without the money to OTV miTipr«, which none of them has. Coal is a seriou "proWem an^î ne that should be solved as early as nossible If monev were avail Sto to MV nüîietothev touW w ame to pay miners tney couiu go ATS' W duS.r ln„'v Iv a S 1 . f v them for if they could get work they could take care of themselves and thus relieve the county of just that much expense. 1 • , _ - , _ _ Adopted at the National Conference of the United Farm PREAMBLE AND PROGRAM OF THE UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE ers League in March and Re-enacted at the North west Conference of the League at Stanley, North Dakota Last Week. For yea»s the greati majority of American faremrs have been get ting poorer. In spite of the pio ! *®®, «»irit ®®<i 'abo® ®f l '®® k®" 1 eratums of the North Dakota farmers who homesteaded the Und wehavenathing t» .how M hopeless mortgages, crop letns, inability to pay our debts and act ual hunger for our famille^ Now m this world wide economic ens is many are in desperate circum stances. Great numbers face ru fau They are being turned Into paupers if they stay on the land. A million farmers and their fam ilies have been forced to leave tlie farm. They are forced to join the vast army of unemployed workers in the cities or to become wage slaves of rich farmers and farm corporations. The drouth has made ns stiH more miserable, t All the empty talk about "relief" only hides the fact the victims of drooth, the poor farmers, got no relief. - - - — . The "help" o fthe government is only to help bankers pet more mrt gages against the farmers. To get rich off their suffering. The cause for these miserable conditions is the profit making ■yatom wjw. clan hold - th« wealth and Und of the conn try and appree. and eaplott both workers and farmers. THEREFORE WE FIND; FIRST; We demand that the taxes of all utility companies such as railroads, telegraphs, old line elevator companies, power and gas companies, banks and mort gage companies, chain stores and rich capitalist farmers; be raised to create the necessary funds for relief of the poor. And we de mand that all tenant and mort gaged farmers be exempt from paying taxes. SECOND; We demand the ira mediate discontinuation of the spending of public funds for the construction of war memorial buildings, such as the one at Flaxton. We believe, and know, that such memorial buildings are constructed for the purpose of maintaining and creating capital is waa- hysteria and to aid the present capitalist war propagan da. These funds, also, to be need for the more useful nur pose of helping the poor farmers and workers. THREE; We demand that the i million« of bushels of wheat held LINDY'S PLANE Crosses Canada Ltio ß| f \ j( ALASKA WULflli rXlü * j - Point Barrow, Alaska, Aug. 10.— Near the roof of the world, with j n sight of the perpetual polar ice cap> Colonel and Mrs. Lindbergh ! pitted their route today for the 1 remainder of their vacation trip to the orient. } Welcomed Saturday by a handful 0 £ exc jted whites and several hun 1 dred eskimos they brought their , m lane down 0 n a lead of open watel T in Bering sea after a 636 llight from Aklavik. N. W. JT., made in six hours and 30 min 1 * " u ; Mrs. Lindbergh was in almost j constant communication with the j radio stations here and at Aklavik (during the flight. They left Aklavik after a three Iday stay at 7:30 last night. At 10:30 the plane radioes that they I were flying over a low fog bank and would turn inland to find bet-i ter weather. A little more than an | hour later a second message said ; they had emerged from the fog. j The route lay along Beaufort sea 1 and the Arctic ocean. As soon as ; WO rd was received here of their ( takeoff whites and Eskimos began I to gather at the beach to watch j for the plane. Lindbergh was undecided as to 1 when they would continue the trip or w here they would refuel. There was a possibility he would go on to Nome, 523 miles away, before refueling. The coast guard cutter North- ! land, carrying fuel supplies for the plane and food for Point Barrow, has been locked out by the ice pack | and was believed still to be off Icy! 1 Cape, 100 miles away t» the south- i ! wes f j | p several hi eh noints ! ; - 1 an/here cheered when they I toj* .. mononlane annroachinp flnd ^ shed f he watt £ P fron t to await its mooring. Grie»t, rcedicel ml, j 7; ® ut '® * h ® " la "'I. 1 .". 1 sm , a11 ext «nd the official ' r kom u CharleS D '" lt , t Bl 0 "«; anrt fou " dcr of ! Po . ln î Barr, "l 4 T vearR aK "' was of-ig* ^nS.' " 3 The visitors found the settle devoid of staples, such as coffee > Potatoes and eggs but there was plenty of native foods, .„'It has been 10 months since trad ing vessels have been in port as v * ba ^ e ' miles north of the Arctic circle, is ice locked most of the year When the Lindberghs leave - say the North America ncontinent The | next sto P on their fll K ht to Japan will be Karaginsk Siberia, 1.0671 £ lles from Nome. It will be one of the most dangerous hops of the «W>t aa f®R a®® ® saal| y nr< x v nilÎTio- ! Thtctodbirghn spent Sunday ! bv taking a hike on the ice cap taK1 "« * n th e reindeer cam! nçar here. Mrs. Lindbergh admti ted she was i on€ some for her baby when she saw the 8-months-oId by the Farm Board be used for j the irelief of the unemployed workers and poor farmers. FOURTH: W* demand that Killi«« AniUr v* 11h „j fn _ f ^ ke ^ r . f . . nrpnnrp j b th camtalist class aeainst the 1 ^ ÄÄ toLSSSÄ meat ^ ww j d tbe Soviet Un j on FIFTH; We demand as cash reUeff gor poor farmers and un employed workers $10 per week P|®r family and $1 per week addi tkmal for each chad under 15 years of age and $6 per week for single adult workers and farm ero- Free doctors and free hos pital and medical attention for the poor and feed and hay if nec ess ary for the livestock; such as milk cows and work horses, etc. SIXTH; We demand that there shall be no evictions of farmers and worker« from their homes for non-payment of rent; no foreclos urea n land, chattels r orps. We declare a canoellatin of all debts of poor farmers and workers now facing starvation. TM. North Dakota State Con fcreMe reaUain* that these im. mediat<! dtm>nd , „ oniy be pot k v - „„uj * , a «trong united or ganizataon of farmers, call upon all fanners in their townships and counties to organize immediately branches of the United Farmers League, with their executive com raittees functioning as commit tees of action, to mobilize all the farmers of the respective town ships to put these above demands into effect. poverty and actual starvation we realize that there can be no permanent solution to the prob lem conronting griculture until farmers and workers take power into their own hands and change the entire structure, and establish Recognizing that capitalism is bankrupt and that big busings leaders have nothing to offer the farmers and workers but incre*s a w orkers and farmers dule, we upon all poor farmers and struggle for immediate demands aI, d help each other and finally to fain, in the struggle for the es tablishment of a workers and farmers rule. workers to join with us in the UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE i J i ! 1 I 1 j For Chicago's 1933 Exposition •v -. 0 ■M <■ : mt 1 < r ino . .. ,. , _ ..... . r t a n ° t r ^, e ^ lca In ?.. ^ Century of Progress Chicagos 1933 Worlds Fair—construction of which has already com mcnced. Rising from cofc-ed terraces and decorated in white, gray, red and go'd. this 700 by 400 foot structure *«• a n-.-_sterpi : „ cf models. architectural design. " MÎ I Li ■ ! I I I I I : Ï ijr? i I t If t } £>1 Wi M] mm if A I! : mmM m % ■' i f ; Æm KT3H iyl m4 SwH^x' ■wt H, •W: m SsSks&v i n f an t of an ojicrator at the radio station here. - | SOON BE OFF TO KAMCHATKA ! Nome, Aug. 12.—Nome expe,i-k enced one of its greatest thrills since the I960 gold rush today by. entertaining the Lindbergs with a trip to the historic gold fields ! where huge dredges are at worki, an d to other points of interest in the famous mining town. , Tire flying couple planned to 1 take off Thursday morning across, the coast of the Kamchatka P eain * sula where fuel and supplies have, been placed on its southwestern t! P The hop, slightly over one thous an,i "B® 8 «"1 tak ® th ® Lindberghs over the northern and western tin ®* St. Lawrence island to Navarin on the Siberian coast and then eastward down the Kamchat-i ka peninsula to Karagin island. . Aft « r refueling there they will * eave f° r Petropovlovsk. about 450' miles away, near the end of the peninsula and then for Tokio, about 1500 miles south. They will proba bly stop about half way between Petropovlovsk and the Japanese capital. The long over-water hop between St. Lawrence island and Cape Nav-1 arin wil be about 250 miles. From the Kamchatka peninsula the route will carry the vacationists over the Kurile islands, noted as a brewing place for sudden storms. After they leave here the Lind berghs will endeavor to maintain contact with the St. Paul island which will be relayed all news con cerning the light down the Siberian coast. .Radi® comimss bearings wUl he ( given the fliers by the naval radio station at St, Paul island, from which they will he able to detor mine their position with the radio direction finder and thereby get re U #l Si wblc h may be expected to be er ratic in that latitude. The plane wil have a full load 0 f almost 500 gallons of gasoline when it leave Nome. I® order to conserve fuel on the jump here the Lindberghs lowered their normal cruising speed from about 140 miles an hour to 106 miles. - California Land Sinks 35 Watsonville, Calif., Aug. 2.—The sinking of a large tract of land in Elkhorn slough, four miles south , , of h ere > «lowed up to about one Inch an hour today. Southern Pa cific engineers and geologists ex pressed ^belief it would soon stop, The sinking began Sunday of last " C» AW 800 feeTrf Sotrthera li tadM. »rt TtS Paonc tracx across «« s j oup , b was menaced and 5,000 tons 0 f crus hed rock were poured under th track dai i y . The total depth t which the land has sunk is ap-1 ^„tely 86 feet. v Smoke MONTANASPORT, RIALTO, VAN LOO MONTANA-MADE CIGARS and give work to MONTANA CIGARMAKERS ClISFiriFnC ' Hl^Pr KS J*"' 1 UU - ^ ontm nedfron , front page^ a ™ e nght for questioning when ^ta are introduced to show that, copper, for instance, is in no mu tlon t0 P a ^ more to be hauled to markct - . Some opponents of the increase J ave sa " K< :f tc< ? tbat a roa( ^ out P/, the difficulty is to cut wages rail workers. 1 bave ba(1 bt tle comfort The mention of-wages at the recent Jha^Meye?^ uDright" 1 ^ S?1 ° n ^ tna ar Meyer upngnt. rail ^ d ^^ ings " he^aW emphatically • W.td,« on S delme, <>rganizetl railroad labor has «»I»« of bwtander. Bnt « po | t £ s î n xK ^ ave * C , a j 1 ^iJ 1, l eC|U i^ ,^ alb ' that there would he trouble if aaybody tried to lower th ° pay , , hPre , ar ^, those who argue strcnuovisly that the raise would ™ ean ,esR money for the railroads becaase 11 wou,f1 <i. riv e shippers to trucks, the barge lines and the air pl^®^ Others suggested that the devel °Pment of other carriers were giv in & a "plethora" of transportation, InRhort that there are to ° many rouroâdF. Cole studied over that before he replied. Well," he said, "if the railroads are becoming moribund, all th^t can be done is to call the under taker. If they are needed, we feel it is to the commission to help U . . , ihe commission s attitude on this summarization is awaited by the « «»«'em:* the facts lor lls «ecision. scrutinized closely. Stains, Sheriff Andres said .were found on the suspender of Paul's overalls and on his shirt and undergarments. All three articles of clothing, he said, showed evidence of having been scrubbed recently, us." WILD ENDING <Continued from front page) The flaming automobile was dis covered at dawn by a farmer whose home was only half a mile away. A second later he said he heard the roar of another machine leav ing the blazing car. Calling a nephew he rushed to the scene. The farmers found three bodies in the rear seat and the fourth in the front. There were signs of a terrific struggle about. Blood stains were on the running board, the front bumper and a fender of the car. There were stains under the car and in the ditch, indicating the two youths had battled with their assailants. Tire marks in the gravel road indicated that the Wheatley car had been followed and that the pur suing car had cut ahead of it, blocking the road and forcing the other machine to stop, A watch found near the car had stopped at 5:06. A wrench in the car was 'bloodstained. Sheriff Andres and Deputy Fraser said they were convinced the two couples had been held up by assailants who followed them from some road house. From a bloodstained slipper found in a nearby ditch Sheriff Andres said he believed the girls had been at-1 tacked. Two rifles were found in the Keene shanty and a bullet taken from one of the bodies will be checked by ballistics experts to de termine if it had been fired from either rifle. gn- * Both men denied knowledge of the killings but Sheriff Andres ■ said they were too drunk to be questioned intelligibly. The man-1 hunt for additional suspects con- j tinues, I HUNGERSTALKS . rot m J a °n Tho " who keep the rites fol electricity gas and telephone ser (vice so high that 26 of these pul. llc '"'•J* «».rporabons last yew J? 1 ll0 . n °? E c?^. .î® °°." ®£ »»»• > the •«»» > ndus - tr ^. and , Busmess corporations Iwhmh floated^ ,^Uion dollars when the crash in 1929 came IS COLLAPSE A . WORLD ONE? Is it surprising with this eco | nom i c am | industrial pyramid standing upside down that we had a financial collapse that shook the world? j shall not have permanent .... Then let me remind you of the six million unemployed who are without money to provide food and clothing for themselves and their families. THE 506 SUPER MILLIONAIRES— .... Then let me remind you of the I 506 super-millionaires who paid in come taxes on more than $1,000,-i 000 each in 1929. They reported a total net income of $1,186,000,000. I That is more than the 500,000 rail ! road employees engaged in the <arin and engine service end Of j the transportation industry earned last year. It is more than the sell ing price of all the wheat and all the cotton produced in the entire, United States last year. THE SOULLESS PROFITEERS— (Continued from Front I'age) Eggs in 1920 were 60 cents per dozen, now 16 cents. Hogs in 1920 were 22 cents per pound, now 6 cents. THE HORDE OF UNEMPLOYED— UntU ^ f . inc ^ a f the P rice of the commodities that come from ^ ~ Progressive (LaFoIlette s magazine.) rnv n-wir-irQnxr a Am GOV. ERICKSON AND SPECIAL SESSION— Jkw». ErickM... ha. been making a survey of conditions in the state, and acotrding to the As 'e por ^- bc fi nda tbat 8 ' 000 families, 40,000 people, (the governor's figures are conser vative—Editor.) will have to bo 4 HELP 1 j Create a Local Market for .the Produce of Montana farms by PURCHASING THE FOLLOWING BRANDS OF I HAMS — BACON — LARD MEAT PRODUCTS: Placer Silver Bow DaCo Rainbow * * * * # * * * TO BY SO DOING YOU WILL HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE FARM AND GIVE JOBS TO HOME WORKERS * # * * m giseeisis^^ provided with relief this wj-, At the recent state convention bankers, the Governor state cording to newspaper reports' an income tax is inevitable.' Governor is also quoted as said in connection with this reS» that the state has not any so there is not any use to call tK legislature in special session- T n ! is what the legislature is f or a . matter of fact —TO PROVlflp MONEY for state officials £ spend. When our "Highway en tW siasts" wanted to put over on people a $6,000,000 highway bond tiu?e, the governor, .other state of ficials and our legislature, found way—altho two-thirds of the regu tered voters did not vote for ti. referendum—and we have using big machines of foreign tractors and much foreign labor 'build "scenic highways" this The last legislature would not mit any part of the gasoline money to go to the counties or dt ies for road and street " which would have provided erable employment for local and would have relieved of 1 ac con yea t. Ptr ™?- plan could be adopted fbu y* ar i f .^e Governor would call ZST&Zt ■ afHnR tv Ro(| Cress ^ ™ i 8,000 families, 40,000 peopled ^"Montana, thisvear. ThV&? nre could also nass an incoSta , effective this veer. SmTpS that the legislature has'thepowCT to pass an income tax law under (present constitutional provisions GOVERNOR MUST CALL A SPECIAL SESSION— Will the governor call a «necial session of the legislature 1 ' He ! will if the neonle demand it If the senators and representative* Laa P ur Poses, consid peopl e the present unfortunate situa««/ We urged the legislature to ^ aside one cent of the five cent n. oline tax for the counties, dividh* sixty per cent of it on the ratio that the county mileage bear* ^ the total state highway mik a »e and forty per cent on the ratio tL total number of automobiles in th® county bears to the total nu»!** in the entire state; and that an other cent of the five cent gasoline tax be divided among the cities and towns on the basis of the mik a ^ e of their streets, which we es «mated would about offset what "^7 n . ow spend on their street*. TJî s P Ian wo «' d nave provided ad ditional money for cities and town? , improve their streets and given loeal men employment, and the counties could have furnished more employment for their fanners. TV State of Wisconsin has what similar plan. set a some SOMETHING CAN BE DONE— mayors county chambers of commerce and service clubs will write the governor ask ing that the legislature be called m specia! session, he will do it. rhls 1S an emergency matter, and you shou1d help " riKht now , NEXT WEEK Next week we will give you the roll call in the house and senate on the income tax bill. Did your senator and representatives repre sent you on this bill as you wish to be represented?