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A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,1931.
Official Paper of the City of Plentywood
Sub. Rates:
Foreign, **.7* per
Ko U. S. 93.00 per ;
Entered as second Clam Matter, October 18, 1813. at the Foot
office at Plentywood, Montana. Unde r the Act of March 3, 18T»
jÜWKER ADITS HE
STOLE $1,500,000
• _ <>!>» 3.— Officials of
jjollar Continental lilin-.
** 4 Trust Company an-;
* ^tonight that one of it* ;
' v *ÿ eia plovees had admitted
than 31,500,000,
es ^ZZ- bank defalcation ever
mss. Walter Woil,
.• ejnp*" 6 * or more tilaI1 20
*- ' t-d until last week manager
s coupon department,
LT dr money in stock and grain
JJjt trading, the officia ls said.
(«(KANSAS CHAIN
BANKS ARE CLOSED
«prison, Aik., Sept. 3.— Nine
Vi? of the A. T Hudspeth chain
Ê Ailum? closed today and soon
unifier Prosecuting Attorney
j*£k Brit issued a warrant charg
Hudspeth with acceptance of
jfjtsitf ® banks he knew were in
pi««!
j** before the banks closed
received a letter bearin Hud
-rti's rame and the postmark of
S.Paal. Minn., which said. "When
in print I ll be in Canada."
fll
KPosrroRS of a
aOSED NEBRASKA
BANK TRY HOLDUP
Harri sor. Ark., Sept. 3.— Three
ffnoal? of a closed bank today
mn recovering from the effects of
cf jèocked nerves, suffered when
pro denofitor? took the law into
ftar own hands, entered the bank
vth revolvers and demanded their
wwy.
ft* oficers are Claude Alexander
tiff president of the Citizens Bank
re Trust Company of Harrison;
for. Thames, cashier, and Ernest
Tm, assistant casheir. The bank
ns ordered closed vesterday by
Hf? ^bte hank commissioner who
Hired after the flight of A. T. Hud
wth. rortroTline officer of the
Hadspeth chain.
TV men were in the bank late
yesterday when L. M. Martin,
fermer sheriff and Dane Hale,
H.wmty collector, entered. They de
rardêd money and were told that
the vault could not even be opened
Htt'H 8 a. m. today, when a time
lock would be released.
The officers said the men then
drew guns, locked them in the
hark, and kept guard over them,
Haying thev would wait for the
Hwney. Hale wanted about $30,
DWVf county funds on deposits and
Martin wanted $5.000 he said was
te his account.
Shortly after midnight, after the
three officers had been under
guard for about six hours, city of
finals learned of their plight and
finally persuaded the two deposit
ors to go home.
MAYOR WOULD
»AVE TOWNLEY
FOR PRESIDENT
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 26.—
Mayor Julius J. Reiter of Roches
'f* has suggested A. C. Townley,
former head of the Nonpartisan
league in North Dakota as a can
tate for president of the United
State*.
The movement was started when
Townley, ater speaking here, de
eded for Rogers, Arkansas to at
the National Forum meeting
opens Tuesday.
Mayor Reiter, in a telegram to
i *• H . "Coin" Harvey, 83 year old
expert, who is sponsoring
** Forum, said:
i have been traveling with
the last two weeks, and
V> u «i like to see you give him a
Ws* ° n your P r °8 ram - Hear his
'cause and cure for hard
ftÜÜL ^ y° u nominate a man for
I fcV®?* I e * townley be that man,
: T " e fearless as a fighter and
of tk In ? n to people out
the wilderness, a man who will
bv CD fighting every day and there
jj, save . the country from greedy
in t^fional bankers, and place it
* J«« hands of the people."
• new political party to be nam
1 organized at a convention
L * 0 * 1 25 to 29 at Monte Ne, Ar
sas, where arrangements for
1 delegates have been
Harv ^ aS ^ )een started by "Coin"
Work on Roosevelt Obelisk
^ Summit Is Progressing
Ojnybia PaHs, Aug. 29.— The
^H4îi° 1 \, Klrkpatr ? ck Bros -» of
tejl completed concrete
fwj °i.. tbe obelisk which will be
toerrmxTi i. ^ anite r »ck as the
It n _ a L to .Theodore Roosevelt,
»bout tke Slte *b & t was dedicated
tomLx year a S° at Summit. The
rin e p one ^as laid by Miss Oor
Alsop of Avon,
U 15 p ^ anne d to hold an un
' cc^Lw ei T ony wben the obelisk
J^Pleted.
.V*® obelisk i

»pvdu i_. , 18 * n the center of
nental on the conti
Hnes of pi ll an , d on the boundary
beg. n , a tbcad and Glacier coun
BlaÀfo-T 80 1* on the divide of
- ■ o°t a*d Lewis & Clark for
GOV. ERICKSON MUST ACT
■*
MAKE FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONCERNING OPENING ON SEPT. 14
OF THE PLENTYWOOD SCHOOLS
By Supt. W. E. Stegner.
It is desired to make
announcements
more spe
ooaoaniaff
ermdiment for this fall in both the
high school and the elementary
grades. The plan as announced
last week is to have as many as
possible of the high school pnpils
enroll during the week of Septem
ber 7 to 12. It is therefore ré
quested that those planning to at
tend the Plentywood high school,
enroll on Wednesday, Thursday or
Friday of the week before the
ening of school. Out of town pu
püs who may find it inconvenient
to come in before Saturday may
enroll on that day. The bourse for
enrollment will be from 9:00 a. m.
to 4.00 p. m. Superintendent Steg
ner and Principal McMillan expect
to give their personal help and ad
vice to every one who registers for
high .school work.
cific
op
The Plentywood schools will
.tinue to require sixteen solid units
for graduation. This is strongly
recommended by both the state de
partment and the north central
sociation. The school has just re
ceived its certificate from the high
school supervisor indicating that
the Plentywood high school has
been "fully approved" for the
con
as
year
even
1930-31. It is hoped that
greater results may be secured in
carrying out the policy of encour
aging every pupil to participate in
some activity of interest to him in
addition to the regular classroom
work. The policy of permitting
but very few to carry more than
the nomal load of four subjects,
will be continued. A somewhat
different method of determining
who should be allowed to carry an
additional subject will betried out
this year. The chief basis for de
termining this point is based on !
the idea that a pupil must first
prove his ability to carry four sub
jects before he may take five. Sen
iors who need five units to make
them eligible for graduation may
enroll for that number.
It is hoped that parents will
talk over the matter of choice of
program with their boys and girls
before they come to the school for
enrollment. If they desire to come
with the pupils at the time of en
rollment they will be very wel
come. So that there may be a
chance of discussing the matter of
subject choice before hand, the re
quired courses and the electives are
here listed. There may be some
changes but the courses offered in
the different years will be about
bs given.
The Seniors will be required to
çnroll for English IV and Problems
in American Democracy. They
may choose two more units from
Chemistry, Physics, Sewing, Ad
vanced Home Economics and Re
lated Art, European History, Pub
lic Speaking and Journalism. The
Juniors are required to take Eng
lish IH and United States History.
OUTLOOK SCHOOLS
TO OPEN ON SEPT. 7
P REPARATIONS have been com
pleted for the opening of the
Outlook School and the regu
lar session will start Monday, Sep
tember 7 at nine o'clock.
The following will compose the
teaching staff:
For the grades, first grade, Mar
garet Johnson; second and third-B
Edna Hawbaker; third-A and 4th,
Alice Tronnes; fifth and sixth-B,
Clara Folsom; sixth-A and seventh
Nelle Donaldson; eighth, Lloyd
Skor.
For the high school; Science and
mathematics, Mary Craig; English
and French, Mildred Buckneberg;
Social Science, J. B. Alexander.
GOV. ROOSEVELT ASKS N. Y. STATE
BOOST INCOME TAX TO AID NEEDY
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 31.— Gov.
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a pre
scription for New York state un
employment involving a $20,000,
000 appropriation to be raised by
increased income taxes.
Breaking a precedent, the gover
nor apeared before the legislature,
in the gallery of which sat his
Wife, and spoke vigorously for an
hour, urging the passage of a six
point program he had spent weeks
in drawing up. When he concluded
an ovation was given him by the
legislators.
He declared it was idle to specu
late on what the federal govern
ment might do; that New York
state must not wait for the feder
al government to come through
with a definite constructive pro
gram. ...
The plan he advanced which win
be considered by the legislature
next week or the week following,
1. Appropriation of $20,000,000
be distributed for relief work
to
nlheir electives are the same as
(those for the Seniors except that
they may take beginning Latin if
they desire to take a language be
fore graduation. Juniors may not
take the full year sewing course
which will be discontinued after
this year. Seniors will be expect
( Continued on Last Page)
CHINA NEAR BREAK
WITH MEXICO OVER
TROUBLE IN SONORA
Mexico City, Au. 31.— A break
of diplomatic relations between
Mexico and China was threatened
permitted to remove stocks or pur
c^e e'se^en, the legation an
Mini, ,
sinnt w n • f g ur K en .tly asked
Soi nt .T lth Pr . €S ':
"pâtrcüouTor 11 œr ■"
the state.
Few of the Chinese have left So
nora because they have nowhere
to go. The consul at Nogales re
ported thht they would be permit
ted to cross the border to the Un
ited States temporarily, if it prov
ed necessary.
Saturday when the Chinese lega
tion was informed that 80 per cent
of the Chinese business houses in
Sonora had been closed.
Sonora officials reiterated
ings to Chinese to leave the state
before Sept. 3, the legation's ad
vices said. Many of the Chinese
residents of the state were without
food because they were forced to
close their stores and
warn
were not
in
WEST VIRGINIA SWANK TURNS TO MURDER
THRU MATRIMONIAL ADS FOR LIVELIHOOD
Confesses Killing Fifth Victim as]
Police Findi Body—Tells of Lur
ing Women to West Virginia
Town and Slaying for Money.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Aug. 31.—
Harry F. Powers, 46, suave West
Virginian who turned to mass mur
der as a means of livelihood, added
another ghastly chapter late today
to the story of his career as a mod
em Bluebeard.
After an hour of questioning the
accused slayer confessed freely to
the killing of Mrs. Dorothy Press
ler Lemke, 50, of Northboro, Mass.,
whose body was the fifth to be
uncovered in the slime of a sewer
trench on Powers' murder farm in
the hills near this city.
At the s ame time police announc
ed, Powers described for the first
time the means he employed in
killing his other victims—Mrs. As
ia Buick Eicher, widow, of Park
Ridge, Hi., and her three children.
Four of the persons, he revealed,
were strangled and then beaten.
One died solely from beating with
a hammer.
Powers, or Cornelius Pearson, a»
he often styled himself, told at
length of how he lured his wom
en victims to this city through ex
travagantly worded advertisements
in matrimonial agency periodicals
with a view to obtaining thedr
property and bank accounts and
W egley-Rongstad
On Saturday, August 29th at
the Congregational parsonage in
Williston occurred the marriage of
Miss Gladys Rongstad of the Quit
meyer precinct and Howard Weg
ley of Williston. They were ac
companied by Miss Edna Wegley,
sister of the bridegroom and Wil
liam Lukius. The couple will make
their home in Williston where
Mr. Wegley is engaged as a sur
veyor.
among the municipalities and the
counties of the state, and to be
spent wherever possible for the
employment of men during the
winter months on public works.
2. An inccrease of 60% in all
state income tax rates to raise the
20 million dollars, the increase to
be retroactive so it may be collect
ed on tax reports fixed for 1930.
. 3. Creation of an emergency re
lief board of three members ap
pointed by the governor to admin
ister the fund.
4. Allotment of $648,000 of the
$20,000,000 for the payment of
state bonuses to ex-service men
who have never collected the
money voted to them in 1924.
5. A five-day week for men en
gaged on state and municipal pub
lic works.
6. Authoriation for the issuance
by cities and counties of three
year bonds to raise money to be
spent on the relief of the distress
of persons who have lived in the
state for at least two years.
800 Feed Loans in North
Dakota Suspended—New
Ones Allow More Money
Williston, Aug. 29.— Approxi
mately 800 out of a total of 1355
applications for federal feed loan*
made by Williams county farmers
were suspended at the Grand Forks
federal loan office according to a
telegram received by the county
agent here, who was notified that
blanks were being sent under later
regulations, providing longer term?
and loans for a larger number of
animals. The total applied for un»
der the former plan was over
$150,000.
DUCK HUNTING
SEASON SHORT
n
K
**
Y A PROCLAMATION issued
I By President Hoover the' hunt
ing season on all migratory
birds will open at noon October 1,
and close October 31, in the north
ern part of the United States.
State Game Warden Robert Hill
received the following telegram
from Washington:
"Migratory bird treaty act regu
lations amended,
open season on ducks, geese, brant,
coot in your state. No other chang
eS j^ n ig^l^ted that a five days'
op £ Â
pheasants will be allowed for this
coun ty, The date has not been set
yet but will be published later
when the pctiti °" «" in by thc
October only
local Izaac Walton League has
been acted on.
Charlie King hauled the county
road grading outfit to the reserva
tion Wednesday to start a strip
mine where it is reported the
county will secure coal for the
needy the coming winter.
how he slew five persons, all of
them on the same evening.
Made Them Prisoners
The two women came to Clarks
( Continued on Page Two)
robbers for 10 miles before losing
the trail,
BANDITS MAKE RICH
HAUL IN OLD MEXICO
Chihuahua, Mex., Aug. 29.— Do
ing the work so smoothly that per
sons waiting in the station of the
Mexico Northwestern railroad here
did not know a holdup was in pro
gress, two automobile loads of
bandits robbed the station agent of
$14,000 pesos today.
The bandits forced the agent to
unlock the safe and then bound
and gagged him. Police chased the
STATE LAWS INADEQUATE TO GIVE RELIEF TO THE
UNEMPLOYED-SPECIAL SESSION IS IMPERATIVE
r OSE WHO URGE that capital
ism must not be endangered
though it is necessary to force
drouth-stricken farmers and the
unemployed to beg, steal or starve
are now drawing that over-worked
red herring across the trail of the
powerful and rich corporations of
this state. The purpose of the red
herring plan is to direct public at
tention to ways of raising relief
funds that would make the burden
of supporting the poor fall lightly
or not at all upon those who in all
equity should contribute most.
One way that has been given
much newspaper space lately is
the law enacted in 1919 by the
state legislature authorizing coun
ties to provide seed 1 for
What
.destitute farmers. That law, of
bourse, does not and never was in
tended to aid destitute unemployed
workmen.
destitute unemployed
with dependent families in this
state than there are destitute farm
«families, said red herring should in
all reason fail to divert.
LET THE FARM BOARD
DO IT—
> Another way that is meeting
with enthusiasm in the organized
control press is to encourage farm
ers that have too much wheat, too
many potatoes, too much of every
thing to eat and can't sell at pric
es that pay for marketing the stuff
to donate it to their fellow farm
ers in the drouth-stricken areas.
Fanners havetwo answers to that
way, viz: First, If it is a giood
thing for farmers to give their sur
pluses to the poor, why wouldn't
it be equally good for the federal
farm board to hand over that 300,
000,000 bushels of surplus wheat
to the poor, and thus get rid of
that burdensome visible supply
that grain operators use to ham
mer down prices to levels never
before known?
farmers suffered from charity
racketeering during the world war
makes them reluctant to send sup
Since there are more
workmen
Second:
NEW FEED LOAN
REGULATIONS
ORD HAS BEEN received by
County Agent E. G. Ferguson
to the effect that the federal
government is issuing new regula
tions governing a federal feed loan
to be made to farmers and stock
ment in the drouth area.
Complete information concerning
the loan is not yet available but it
is understood that the basis for
making the new loan was to be
40 head of cattle, six head of hors
es and 200 sheep. It is expected
that complete details of the loan
together with application blanks
will be received by the county
agent from the seed loan office at
Grand Forks, North Dakota the
first part of next week. The banks
will then be distributed to the com
munity committees throughout the
county so that those who wish to
file applications may have access
to same.
OTHER FEED LOAN APPLICA
TIONS RETURNED
Mr. Ferguson ha sbeen advised
by the seed loan office that all ap
plications for feed loans that were
filed during the month of August
will be returned to the applicant
so that they may make applica
tion for a loan under the new reg
ulations which will give the appli
cant the advantage of borrowing
more money.
As soon as detailed information
is received concerning the new loan
it will be published in this paper.
w
OYER ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DROWN
IN CHINA DEUCE
Shanghai, Sept. 2.— Estimates
that at least 100,000 persons had
f ptrishéd in the flood waters of nor
thern Kiangsu province and that
probably two million others were
doomed to die there by starvation
and exposure were made today by
American missionaries arriving
here from the devastated area.
The northern Kiangsu flood,
caused by the breaking of dikes
along the grand canal, reached its
crest last week just as the country
was receiving first reports of the
enormous loss of life and property
in the overflow of the Yangtse riv
er 600 miles inland.
That the Kiangsu disaster would
equal and possibly surpass the ca
tastrophe along the Yangtse at
Hankow, Wuchan and Hanyang
was indicated by the missionaries.
Their report was the first to men
tion actual fiures in reference to
the death toll in Kiangsu. The loss
of life in the three cities on the
Yangtse has been conservatively
estimated at 250,00c 1 so far.
By F. L. WILLIAMS, Miles City
plies to distressed farmers except
thnough their own organizations,
and the drouth-stricken areas have
no bona fide organizations capable
of serving so large an area.
RED CROSS
RAnfPTi't'nt!
KETEERS—
An instance reported to me by a
farm organization in Wyoming
that donated three carloads of po
tatoes last spring to the destitute
of Arkansas shows how farmers at
both ends are made the victims of
the charity racket when the people
who have charge of the so-called
relief work are not farmers. It
was the understanding of the farm
organization that donated said po
among the poor without cost. A
Red Cross organization designated
the place of shipment and con
signee. Said shipment was deliv
ored to said place and organization
prepaid. Before the cars were seal
ed, it was suggested that potatoes
m each lot be plugged and notes
put in requesting the parties who
said . ri, a ï° es t 'T t ri h 5
MCTetarr and tell him h<m he liked
and ' i f , he Ji ad t0 ,I >ay for
Ä.
notée .Î pl u g8®d, th
In dt.. P Y* the ba f k
in due time, answers to the notes
came. In every instance, the par
ties who received the potatoes paid
36 cents a peck!
^ "
SPECIAL SESSION OF THE
LEGISLATURE SHOULD BE
CONVENED QUICKLY
There are imperative reasons
for conyeningthe state legislature
in special session at the earliest
possible moment. It is obvious
that winter is only a few weeks
off; that no work is being initiât
ed that can be carried on during
the winter months; that the Red
Cross and other charitable organi
zations are admittedly unequal to
the task of providing relief for pos
sibly 50,000 destitute of this state,
Farmers Union Is Showing
Signs of Returning Ani
mation in Froid Section
Froid, Aug. 29.— The Farmers
Union held a mass meeting to as
sist the Red Cross in providing
help for needy families in this re
gion.
Negotiations have been made
with unions in North Dakota for
two cars of vegetables and pota
toes from the Red River valley to
be furnished free. It is expected
the railroads will contribute trans
portation.
MARTIAL LAW
IS ON IN IDAHO
QOVERNOR ROSS of Idaho Sat
urday night proclaimed martial
law in three counties in which
the main forest fire zone of south
ern Idaho is located and ordered
out troops.
The hungry and idle men have
found out they can create work by
setting fire to the forests and at
least a few of the mean get a job
in the fire brigade fighting forest
fires. As soon as one fire is well
under control, one or more are
started at some other place, which
shows that people out of work are
not looking for a dole but are will
ing to do an honest day's work and
earn their day's pay.
All agree with the governor
when he says: "It is a vicious
practice that some men have fallen
into. It has hindered control ot
the fires. Hardly is one fire un
der control when another is start
ed. Somebody is doing it. We
know their reasons, of course, are
(to keep themselves employed.
So the governor orders out the
jtroops, not to fight the fires but
to fight the men who set the fires
in order to get a job and something
to eat.
POPE PIUS BROADCASTS DEMAND FOR
JUSTICE FOR WAGE EARNERS OF WORLD
Winona, Minn., Aug. 29.— The
Mississippi river reached a low lev
The former
Ten Thousand Pilgrims in Rome
Hear Pontiff's Call for Justice
lor Those Who Toil.
E OCCASION, in Rome was
notable one. The pontiff spoke
in the open courtyard of San
Damasco to ten thousand pictur
esquely clad, flag-waving pilgrims
on the fortieth anniversary of Pope
Mississippi at Low Mark
elof 1.38 feet under low water
mark here today,
record, 1.33 feet, was set in 1889,
while the level used as a low wat
er standard was set in 1864.
In addition to these obvious reas
ons, emergency laws are absolute
Jy necessary to provide adequate,
speedy and effective aid to the
poor.
I shall mention a few of the nec
ess ary laws, viz:—
lgt A authorizing ^
meeting the Adjutant General of
the state of Montana to take over,
control and distribute all relief
funds provided by the state and all
funds and supplies sent to this
state by outside charitable organi
zations for the relief of the unem
ployed and drouth sufferers; also,
all funds in those counties that re
quire state aid for the unemployed
find drouth sufferers. The Adju
General be
thority to draftsuch help as may
be required to carry on relief work,
Such an arrangement would in
sure the poor 100% benefit of the
relief funds and supplies, for the
reason that the militia together
with the expenses incurred in dis
tributing said relief would be paid
by the state.
2nd. To authorize the state and
the COTmties to moncy fl0m
any available funds to provide re
Mef for the destitute when said
cora ,tj es by reason of non-payment
of taxes are unable to provide said
re rj e f
„ _ , ,, . ,
To amend the law of 1919
providing aid for farmers authoriz
ing counties to provide aid to un
employed _ workmen either directly
or by S** 01 * them work *
fa «
on taxes for three years beginning
with 1930. And upon suffiicent
showing by affidavit, to grant a
moratorium to tax debtors for one
or more years.
, _ . , __
5tb ; T ? enact a la 7* Permitting
owmties to., unscramble.
In these days of automobiles and
speed wagons, no more counties
are needed than there are district
court subdivisions.
I
Special Session of the
Legislature Only Way
to Meet Emergency
Tom Ayres, editor of the Dakota Free Press, Aberdeen,
South Dakota, addresses an article to Governor Green of
that state. We reproduce part of the well written article
and address it to our Dear Governor Erickson:
HUMAN SKELETON
FOUND IN SHARK'S
BELLY OFF HAWAII
Honolulu, T, H., Sept. 2.—First
proof of a native legend that man
eatine sharks visit Hawaiian wat
ers was seen today with the cap
ture of a giant "sea tiger" which
held the body of Sadao Nakatsu,
local merchant who has been miss
ing since Sunday.
The two left on a fishing trip
and when they failed bo return a
search was started by the destroy
er Gamble, the mine sweeper Tana
ger and six planes. The overturned
fishing skiff of the men was found
and many sharks were sighted in
the vicinity. Shortly afterward two
sharks were caught and hauled a
shore. In the stomach of one was
found the skeleton of a man. The
remains were identified by friends
from dental work as that of Na
katsu. The shark measured 18 feet.
Leo's Kill's famous encyclical, Re
rum Novarum.
This was the pope's third radio
broadcast, the first to be given in
the open. In his address, which he
himself delivered in three languag
es —Italian, French and German—
the pope said:
"In the past there has been be
yond question an excessive and un
just disproportion of the commod
ifcies of life between capital and la
bor, for on the one hand immense
riches are accumulated in the
hands of a few, while on the other
the proletariat, who farm a multi
tude beyond all counting, have no
thing of their own save their
hands and the sweat of their brow,
It is therefore absolutely neces
sary to reconstruct the whole eco
a
H
system by bringing
to the requirements of social jus
tice so as to insure a more equit
able distribution of the united pro
ceeds of capital and labor.
"The differences in social condi
tions in the human family which
were wisely decreed by the Cre
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Breaks Fire Hydrant
A tourist from North Dakota
insome unexplained manner collid
ed with the fire hydrant in the
school yard Tuesday night. While
officer Robke was busy shutting
off the water Deputy Sheriff Bob
Smith located the car in the tour
ist park and arrested the owner.
The water was shut off Wednes
day while a new hydrant was be
ing installed. The owner of the
car has agreed to pay costs in the
matter. The hydrant is located in
side the walk in the school yard
and only a person out for a "kick"
would be driving a car in such
manner as to collide with the hy
drant.
GOVERNOR MUST CALL A SPECIAL
SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE
Musselshell, Montana,
August 27, 1931.
Hon. J. E. Erickson,
Helena, Montana.
Dear Sir.
B ECAUSE PEOPLE in immediate
need of assistance have as yet
received no relief from volun
teer organizations, and because
these organizations will be unable
to provide adequate relief for a
condition which is daily becoming
more critical, due to the near ap
proach of winter, I am again writ
ing to renew my request that you
call a special session of the legist
lature to provide relief for these
suffering people.
Newspapers have emphasized the
statement that no plan has been
proposed under which the legislat
ure can provide the necessary re
lief. With all due respect to the
press this statement can no longer
be offered as an excuse, to avoid
the necessity of a special session
for the reason that a plan has now
been prepared which will enable
« « y ^ y y ¥
O YOU KNOW, Governor, that
_ very few people are going to
profit from these extensive expen
ditures for roads at this time. Who
will benefit? The contractors, of
course. Who else ? I do not know,
and 1 am not saying that our high
way commission is crooked, but I
am here to say and do say that
there is an enormous graft in these
projects if public officials want .to
accept it It is a well known fact
that there is a "commission"—
graft—in every contract let by the
public bodies. These comnkssions
run from 10 per cent to 60 per
cent. When you see a public body
letting contracts in hot haste for
projects that are not immediately
needed one is left to wonder how
much there is in it and why the
public body is so anxious to spend
the money right NOW, when mon
ey is scarce, and the people are
suffering in every way from a fi
nancial disaster and a crop fail
ure. I ask YOU, WHY?
You told the farmers were
D
opposed to an extra session of the
legislature. I know why, and will
give you the reasons, since you did
not disclose them. First there are
the office holdere who do not war*
their useless jobs discontinued.
There are others who do not want
their salaries cut. There is the
highway commission which wants
to spend the millions of dollars in
highway funds. This is the politi
cal machine. It is good. Every de
partment has somebody on the
road burning state gasoline and
getting expenses from the state to
help keep the machine in power,
These fellows are parasites on the
state. They are as harmful as the
grasshoppers. They are a veri
table scourge on the taxpayers,
They corrupt the voters. They
should be kicked out, high and dry
and allowed to go on the bread line
along with the rest till they under
stand what a bread line means.
Get rid of them. The only way it
can be done is to call the legislat
ure in extra session. We will show
you how then,
Then there are the bond holders
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LEADERS IN BURMA
REVOLT AGAINST
BURS MUST HANG
- Tharrawaddy, Burma, Aug. 31.
—Saya San, king of the Galons,
who led a recent revolt against the
British, has met his Waterloo at
last, but it was in a tiny bark
pourtroom here, not on the field of
battle.
The doughty king, who has cost
Great Britain dearly in money and
blood, was sentenced to death Sat
urday for treason against a higher
king, George V of En gland. Eight
een of his lieutenants were sen
tenced to death, 18 others were
given life terms and 8 were acquit
ted. Saya San will be hanged al
most immediately unless a stay of
execution is granted.
the state to provide a great meas
ure of relief for the situation which
confronts us.
PLAN PREPARED—
A group of foresighted members
of the recent assembly, with whom
I am happy to have been associat
ed, has during the - summer been
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FORTY THOUSAND SALMON
DESTROYED TO KEEP THE
PRICE OF THAT FOOD HIGH
Forty thousand fish have been
destroyed by canneries in KatcM
kan Bay, Alaska, to keep up prices
while thousands of workers starve.
The fact is reported by the Associ
ated Press and is published in the
Seattle Daily Times of August 16.
The salmon which had already
been caught were dumped into the
bay.
Thus capitalism is systematically
destroying all kinds of food while
millions fac ehunger and starva
tion.

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