Newspaper Page Text
H I S T OmC A-L SOOl ET ff
v OF MONTANA. ,h)£i_ENA. HISTORICAL LIBRARY HELENA, MONT. t THE PRODUCERS NEWS and nation to decide, of good with falsehood, evil side." •very man Liberty Is Not Handed Down From Above to «Once moment the Cot»»» m ts* strife tte * ood or for r Ahed Weekly A PAPER OF THE PEOPI F FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE _ PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1931. Official Paper of the City of Plentywood Sub. Rates: Foreign, *3.76 per In U. S. $3.00 per year year Entered as second Class Matter, October 18, 1818, at the Post* office at Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March 8, 1ST* Great Britain's Financial Structure Crumbling (OKES HIRED IN airmobile spill NEAR GLASGOW while driving to Glasgow last -L, afternoon to attend a fun i Mr and Mrs. Harry Koike !truck a loose stretch of travel TLT ten miles this side of Glas resulting in badly wrecking Buick sedan. Mr. and Mrs. both thrown from the pjw iv Koike were which rolled over several tines. Harry was badly bruised head to foot and his right broken just above the knee from J«r was the bone being forced through the flefh. Mrs. Koiko was also badly bruised about the head and body and sustained a broken collar bone. A motorist who was just be hind the Koike car stopped and endeavored to give assistance but due to the conditions a doctor came out from Glasgow and superintend ed the removal of the injured people to the hospital at Glasgow where they are getting along very well considering the seriousness of their injuries. Harry is the popular proprietor of the City Cafe in Plentywood and has a host of friends in this vicinity who hope for his and Mrs. koike's rapid recovery. 1YSTED PEOPLES COLLEGE IS OPEN AT DANNEBROG _ I have asked the editor of this paper for permission to write a few words in regard to the open ing cf Nvsted Peoples College at Dannebrog, Nebraska. Our winter course will begin Su^nY 'iTtw'f' *'tS 4 SÄÄTw m 'Tuition 0 1 U« » ' k tc '' ï h ch L7 Je i, , t p J y J Ü 'hl rh f aper 7 Spe " d L T'TJ.TL, . ° a r/° r r00m «d board m a modem city. In answering the query as to I he type of work engaged in at tms institution, I shall here men only one of its aspects. It is » well known fact that we are liv ing in an age in which the econ majority of our youth feels utter-' Host in the maze of the swift flowing currents. One of the tasks we have set for ourselves, there fore, in addition to the major one of character training, is to put you ' in touch with some of the moving forces of the present day so as to enable you to follow with interest Gandhi's movement, the Russian «périment, the alleged struggle wtween science and religion, etc. « i s our firm belief and hope that this can be accomplished through rn« lectures, discussions, reading matter, and personal contacts we imv'e provided for, and that the in I w rest you thus acquire in the I Problems of life will remain with you in the years to come, thus not ®ly enriching your own lives, but Î fe same time helping to create I sound public opinion which is 80 ^dispensable to the successful operation of our democracy. I ,hear from the scientist on 1 that man is possibly fuihons of years old and that evo mhon is an established fact, and, I from a few of j. preachers that unless we be "«re that Adam and Eve were the persons on earth and that is an authority in astrono y and biology, we shall be forev . is this dilemma inescap ther 0F 18 ^ er€ a wa y Are whnf n 1 ^ young people in the J»» u - S. who our firs; are interested in a frank, yet cautious, ben > SS1 Question to come tim«. earn ' some for the first therè • hat ' rïghtiy understood, W 15 not this supposed conflict, mJrf* can at once believe In v e t i, e m objective world and ical n e u .P, com pletely to the eth £L Pm ur Ple of the Christian re »11 vil . we icome and respect ton* !L either opposed or in har if J , our own; all we ask for 50 together of at least e enough in spirit, age *. who are suffi in a \ Ulteres ted in life to discuss « a sane _above Wa V such problems as prlbierifw also a hu f? e economic &ed ^ fore us; we bear of the ace? hpw f ls really a men ia «conn«,- ristla ^ lty fbe last word Su PerS UC wu r is a Socialist state theT r v : Wha .t shall we do with Workers Tv, mill ion unemployed our la-« . j ar e now starving in »ad w?V n n U ^ rial eiües? Come, *« care ok , dlScuss the problem; whether Jfolutely nothing as to »mnist U a ? e ,. a capitalist, oom 'ke divervp^° Cla l lst; . greater «r we nce °f opinion the clos ^«lusion C ° me a reasonable ^ there i is the question of 1 oa last page.) Valley County Appoints 2 More Doctors for Needy Glasgow, Sept. 21.—Valley ooun ty commissioners have appointed a physician and surgeon for Hins dale and Opheim to emergency county physician dur ing the winter. This is an emer gency act and brouglit about by drouth conditions. The doctors appointed in addition to the regu lar county physician at Glasgow to care for those in districts too far away from Glasgow and who are othewise too poor to pay for such services. serve as an are Dr. Cockrell of Hinsdale and Dr. M. B. Sherrard of Opheim have been appointed. Dr. A. N. Smith of Glasgow will receive $50 in ex cess of his regular salary ty physician. as coun OPEN SEASON ON PHEASANTS Helena, Sept, 24.—(Special) The Montana state fish and game mission has declared an com son on male Chinese pheasants and Hungarian partridges of either sex in selected areas of the state. Chinese roosters will be permitted killed in 31 counties and portions of four others while the Huns be bagged in 26 counties and tions of five other counties. The open season has bee nset for No vember 8 to 12, both dates inclus 1 may por ive. At the regular meeting in Hel ena, Sept. 17, order was made de claring an open season on male and Mongolian pheasants ,. or * m Daniels, Dawson, Phil bps, Rosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and other counties. An open season has been declar " P. art " dg S s „ of Nf «"»*!«: Daniel's! EoosevoTt? Sh Ä„ Va e ey a t 0ther \b «, ÄT? KÄT--Ä with the 12th day of November, both dates inclusive. The bag lim it to be be five birds per diy, no more than three of which miy be the male Chinese or Mongolian pheasants. No person shall have i n hi s possession more than ten of any such birds at one time, no more than six of which may be the male Chinese or Mongolian pheas ants. u. F. L HOLDS MANY A * ilITUl 1 IMTCDCCTIMP 1MCCTÇ IMUyLMITIU mLLlJ Interested crowds in most parts of the county listened to Mother Bloor's talks last week on the im portance of farmers and workers uniting in one politica Ibody for the purpose of protecting their in terests. Not only are the men interested in the problems of the day but wo men and young people as well. At the packed hall at Outlook the ma jority were women. In Froid Mother Bloor spoke to a live and very much interested audience. The Plentywood meeting was not as big as expected on account of the heavy rains. „ ^ ¥ At this time a U. r. L*. caravan of trucks is bringing donated coal from North Dakota to the unem ployed workers of Grand Forks. The trucks will be loaded there with vegetables donated by farm ers, which will be brought back and distributed free to needy peo pi® in North Dakota. The trucks will display banners and big meet mgs will be held along the route where Mother Bloor <md Chafe. • Taylor will be the principal speak ®rs. The caravan starts at Stanley, o'clock. Friday, Sept. 25 at one Meetings will be held in the follow ing places. Friday evening at Minot. Saturday at Devils Lake. Sunday at Brockeitt. Monday at Lakota. Tuesday and Wednesday at Grand FV>rks. Returning and arriving in Stan ley for grand windup Saturday, October 3. The newly completed caravan trip to South Dakota where donat ed coal was hauled south and do nated wheat and other grain haul ed north was a great success. That Chas. E. Taylor was arrested on the trip was a false report. In Jamestown some brave policemen saved the country by stopping the meeting when Taylor started to speak about Russia. _ ttt Cpnt. 21 — The lo citl Xolfhave openJi wtth an enrollment of 694 aa companKl ^rärrrMi ™r~re S mo«Âd ta as an econo b e o e> . 1 i_ starting year. Wolf Point School Enroll ment Shows an Increase ever SAYS JAPS TRIED TO START A WAR Chinese Potentate Insists that Hi« Country Dm« not Intend to be an "Armed" Party to the Action. Pieping, Sept. 21.— The military activities of Japanese troops in Manchurian cities "constitute an unwarranted and unprecedented act of war," Marshal Chang Hsueh Liang, overloard of Manchuria, as serted tonight in an interview with press correspondents. Japan has tried to launch a war," the youthful, modem ruler told the correspondents. * But Chi na does not intend to be an armed party to such action." Chang, who assumed the posi tion of his late father as one of the most powerful warlords cf China, received the correspondents shortly after the Japanese consul general had visited him to exact a promise of protection of Japan ese residents in northern China. << The Manchurian ruler, who now' controls the Peiping military area, promised to protect the Japanese The consul general informed Chang he was not empowered to discuss settlement of the Manchu rian crisis, which resulted in occu pation of strategic cities by Jap anese troops last week with con-j siderable bloodshed. Chang was obviously weary aft er many sleepless hours. He said he did not know when nor where negotiations for the settlement would begin. Trusts World Opinion 1 ; A a sheriff's | "Japan has tried to launch an offensive," he said, will not participate, trusting to world opinion to see that justice is done. but China "The Japanese occupation of Manchuria follows weeks of agita tion intended to inflame Japanese minds against us. The world has witnessed the spectacle of war being manufac tured. These developments have belied Japan's claim as to the cause of the military action." Previously Chang had denied the Japanese charges that an attempt to blow up southern Manchuria railroad bridge had started the fighting. He accused the Japanese of being the first to open fire, Chang said he was taking pre cautions to prevent demonstrations against Japanese in the Peiping area. He warned restless Chinese students that order and calm were imperative" during the present crisis. << U OUTSIDE BANDIT RICHER BY M Burlington, Wyo., Sept, 19. lone gunman eluded posse today after robbing the Bur lington State Bank of $1800 and placing the cashier, C. P. Hensley in the vault. The robber scooped up all the cash in the cashier's cage after forcing Hensley into the vault. Hensley released himself in time to see the holdup flee in a Ford Model A coupe that had red hub caps. He said the robber wore a red handkerchief tied about his face as a mask. The yegg entered the bank a few minutes before closing time and ordered the cashier to hold up his hands. As Hensley complied he shoved him into the vault and closed the door but the lock did not catch. Great Falls— Construction is underway on the new brick shop and office building of the state highway commission. HUGE MERGER IS CONSUMATED New Yofk, Sept. 21.—Stockhold ers of the Phelps-Dodge corpora tion, one of the largest units in the copper industry, at a special meeting today, approved the mer ger with the Calvunet and Arizona company. Stockholders took the steps nec essary to expedite the merger which will form the third largest unit in the industry. They approv ed an authorized increase in capi tal stock to six million shares of $25 par from three million at $25 par Sd voted repeal of a certain by-law pertaining to ownership of a Phefp h Ä tor £ ta - Cal omet and Aritona stock after the declaration of a cash dividend of $2.60 a share h. Calumet and Ar - i*ona. DANCE AT THE F.-L. TEMPLE SATURDAY Wunderlich'» Orchestra, of Outlook, which has been play ing to capacity crowds all summer will sponsor a dance next Saturday night. Sept. 26, at the Temple in Plenty wood. The popular price of 50 cents will prevaiL .turn LATE FEED LOAN DEVELOPMENTS ality at the present time than it was two weeks ago. Since the regulations were first drafted by the department of agriculture they have been the subject of much controversy among the different states in which it was to be ad ministered. By the County Agent According to word received at the county agent's office on Sep tember 23 indications are that the Federal Feed Loan which has been expected to be released in the drouth area is further from a re The Feed Loan regulations as they stood on September 21 are as follows, to 20 head at $3 a month; six hors The regulations reduced the 1 number of head of cattle from 40 ! es at $3 a month; 200 sheep at 30 cents per month for a six-months j limit, notes to be due in the fall of ; 1932. It has been reported that j Washington and Oregon protested vigorously these regulations due j to the fact that they farm entire ly with horses, and a loan on six head would not be sufficient to (carry them through the winter. The second hitch in the proposi tion comes from the mortgage re quirements. As per the r°gula tions requirement on Sept, the government agreed to accept a waiver of a prior mortgage in which the party holding the mort gage or lien would participate proportionately with the govern-.have ment and in that way it would be unnecessary for the party holding the first mortgage to waiver com plete right in favor of the gov eminent. Some of the authorities in the states in which the loan was to be administered contend that this would make the loan un workable as parties holding the first mortgage are not in a posi tion. to sign waivers under any condition. They are endeavoring to have the government take a second mortgage on the livestock to the extent of the federal loan, Up to date these details have not been settled and indications are that the regulations govern ing the government feed loan will not be settled for a few days. The secretary of agriculture is calling for information from the states in regard to the number of livestock mortgages in each conn ty, the attitude of th ebankers in regard to signing waivers, etc., in order that the regulations may be worked out satisfactorily. Indi cations are that the feed loan blanks will not be received until some time after October 1. Colorado Teacher Killer May Finish Life in Prison Port Morgan, Colo., Sept. 21.— John Schopflin, 21, convicted derer, is apparently cheerful de spite the fact that he faces a life term in the penitentiary. Schopflin was convicted by jury here after two ballots, mur slaying Miss Enid Marriott, 22, teacher of Wiggins, last Novem The state had asked the death penalty but the jury decided life imprisonment was sufficient pun ishment under the circumstances and so directed in its verdict ber. Rain Floods Poplar Road Poplar.—This section has had a rain. A cloudburst in the north country sent such a flood of water down Chelsea creek that it three feet deep over the grade be tween Wolf Point and Poplar for almost three miles. ran WALSH FAVORS TAX REVISION Washington, Sept. 21.— Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, today siad he favored tax revision to place additional levies on large in comes. Walsh, who returned to Wash ington Saturday from his home, said that if this failed to balance the budget additional taxes might be necessary. Senator Walsh said his views on taxation coincided with those ex pressed yesterday by Rep. Byrns, democrat, of Tennessee. The sentiment in my section is almost unanimously against a gen eral sales tax," Walsh said. .. KARL KARLSON IS FORD AGENT Deal Consumated Last Week By Which Outlook Man Taken Over Kien ast Motor Company and Agency for Popular Car. A business transaction was com pleted last week whereby Karl Karlson of Outlook took over the Plentywood Ford Agency and the garage of the Kienast Motor Go. Mr. Karlson has for many years been a prominent and successful business man at Outlook where he has conducted a general store and without doubt will bring his Plen tywood undertaking up to a high standard of successful business. The Ford agency has been in the hand of C. R. Kienast for about four years and who now ! vvill leave, it is understood, for j Minnesota, j J : , IIFIIFPI rn irvnr* WHr r I P 1% Vl\l I IV liJLiLtjLiLlil V 1ÜI I WALSH. HOOVER Washington, Sept. 21.—Present j ing a plea for work, not dole, the t wo democrat senators from Mon ; tana, Walsh and Wheeler, visited ! President Hoover at the White House today and came away say j j n gthe executive had expressed j sympathy with their plans for re ij e f 0 f nee dy persons in drouth stricken areas of their state, The senators told the president a government program of con struction could be put into effect ® in strategic localities to give em ployment. In addition to urging immediate federal road work the senators laid especial stress on the Chain of Lakes reservoir project, Walsh and Wheeler urged the president to use his influence to federal authorities employ farmers where possible in prefer ence to out-of-state laborers, The senators visited the bureau of public roads and were informed a program of highway construc tion will be considered. The Mon tanans also paid a call at the of fice of the secretary of agriculture where they were informed loans for feed for hogs would be made available. Hogs were not included in the original plans to assist live stock raisers. "There isn't much the president can do," Walsh said in announcing the executive had been sympathetic 1 to their plea, "but anything that can be done now will be greatly welcomed and will afford work for some of the people." - Lewistown— A second shipment of gold bullion weighing about 28 pounds was made from here re cently from Maiden properties be ing worked by McLean and Wieg lenda. — r. n ■ 4 v f 1 l|| I ATI 1 y ■Il AI 1.111111 I I VillfVLi œ ftjf«*vrmnrr i n MM 1 TTEES a of At a meeting of the recently ap pointed Relief Committees and the Board of County Commissioners it was decided that Sheridan County furnish not to exceed six tons of coal to each family who ore unable to ob tain their own coal. The Relief Committees have been supplied with the necessary blanks for making applications for such coal. If you are in need of coal go to your nearest committee and make your application for such coal. If your application is approved by the Committee an order will be issued on some mine in your locality. A note will be taken for the amount of your order. It is expected that all Coal Mine Operators will co-operate with the county in furnishing coal to the needy by accepting such orders and present a claim for payment to the Board of County Commissioners. All such claims must have orders at tached and must be filed with the Clerk not later than three days be fore the first Monday of each month. If claims are properly presented, payment will be made promptly. The Relief Committees and their territories are as follow»: G. A. Anderson, J. Ladd and E. E. Coaper for School Districts No. 40, 76, 64, 67. 29 and 74. Jens Ibsen, A, N. Wankel and W. D. Dooley for District No. 65, 21 and 33. Jacob Twet, Peter HJelm and Tom Kelly for District No. 43, 39 and 42. P. M. Miller, Walter Olson and R. Linlnger for District No. 70, 9, 3 and 66 . F. Herman, J. A. Clem and And rew Dahl for Districts No. 68, 23, 64, 77. 34, 61 and 57. Christ Jorgensen, Christ Jonasen and H. P. Bridgman for Districts No. 22, 49, 60, 4, 6. 11. 24 and 63. R. G. Tyler, H. Lleffring and Nels Miller for District No. 7, 71, 41 and H. C. Riley, George Andersen and A. R. Rice for District No. 8, 66, 73 and 69. R. R. Ueland, C. A. Poster and E. O. Teigen for District No. 19, 10, 36 and 38. A. P. Ziebarth, Geo, Munson and A. C. Erickson for District No. 20, 30. 76. 35, 37 and 31. J. W. Bucklln, H. H. Knudson and J. S. Albers for District No. 2, 72, 28 and 46. Board of County Commissioners, (26-2t) Sheridan County Montana, 5, Gold Continues to Flow Into the United States New York, Sept. 21.— The steady flow of gold into the Unit ed States continued during the last week, adding more millions to the more than five billion dollars in hard metal which the vaults of the country hold. Last Thursday the United States held $6,016,000,000 in gold, 42% of the supply of the world. With a similar movement going on to France, the two countries hold be tween them 66 per cent of the world's supply. In the last week more than sev en and one-half million dollars came into New York and passed through the assay office in the Wall Street district where all for eign gold is tested and valued be fore it is added to the nation's re serve. SOLONS OF NEW YORK OKAY RELIEF FUND Albany Sept. 20.— The legisla ture authorized Saturday night a fund of $20,000,000 for the relief of unemployed in New York state. In moving final adoption of the amended bill, putting the program of relief into effect, the republican leader of the senate said he oom Pliroented Governor Roosevelt for submitting the proposal for unem ployment relief to the legislature which had been called into etra ordinary session for the primary purpose of granting wider powers to the New York City investigat ing committee. Snow Covers Ground at Helena and Lewistown f 'ft. ''- *— lu " s aroun d Helena today, The valle y was moistened by gen ro . us showers throughout the nite. r^ 111 a ® d snowfall was reported lror T 1 ail paris of the state over the J'-®** ent * exce Pt along the eastern oorder. Nanking, Sept. 19.— Col. Lind bergh and his wife arrived here at 2:36 this afternoon after a flight of 800 miles from Fukuoka, Japan, They iqade the flight of 800 miles in approximately seven and one-half hours. The chance of the Lindberghs being received by Chiang Kai-shek faded when the latter departed by gunboat for Hankow, enroute to the Hunan province war front. Nanking's decoration was con fined to a small display floating wharf where a solitary American flag was surrounded by a score of Chinese national flags and kuoimatang banners. A cotton streamer said: a* fafled *° m6 " tion Mra - Lewistown, Sept. 21.— The first snow of the season started falling heavily at Lewistown early Mon day morning and continued thru most of the day. The temperature was above freezing and the snow melted as it fell. LINDBERGHS GET TO CHINESE CITY over a Welcome Lind VIEW FLOOD HORRORS Nanking, Sept. 22.— China's flood horror was spread today be fore the eye s of Colonel and Mrs. Lindbergh as they flew over nor thern Kiangsu province on the first of a series of survey flights they volunteered to make to aid the flood relief commission. Broken cities, obliterated farms, ruined villages appeared in such numbers that Lindbergh afterward commented it was "hard to say" where the disaster had struck its fiercest blow. In four hours and 40 minutes of flying the Lindberghs secured data which a representative of the re lief commission said was of "the utmost value, make the survey flights had been accepted promptly by Pres. Kai shek and Finance Minister Soong of the Chinese government Mrs. Lindbergh did the actual flying while the Colonel occupied himself with taking pictures and making exhaustive annotations on a map of the area. They covered tha tpart of the province lying east of the Grand canal. Tomorrow they plan to' fly over the section west of the canal. Col. Lindbergh told the Associ ated Press that all of northern Kiangsu was under water. The province is the most densely pop ulated in all China. Nowhere, the flyers said, did they see any indi cation that the flood waters, which have ravaged the province more than a month, might be subsiding. The new addition costing $200, 000 to the Missoula county high school which was opened for use this fall was destroyed by fire thot to have originated from defective electric wiring about a week later. The old part of the building which was constructed about 26 years ago was also destroyed. There was 90% insurance on the structure. yy Their offer to England Would Halt Outflow of Gold By Abandoning Standard Discount Rate Raised to Six Per Cent—Premier Believes Great Britains Enormous Resources Would Save the Day—May Call International Conference. London, Sept. 21.—Abandoning the gold standard, raising the Bank of England discount rate to six per cent and closing all stock exchanges, Great Britain wrestled today with the most critical financial situation since the TOKIO SHAKEN BY TEMBLORS Tokio, Sept. 21.— Japan's most severe earthquake since 1924 shook Tokio and adjacent regions today. Incomplete reports showed twelve deaths, 40 seriously injured and considerable property damage. The quake occurred at 22:20 a. im. Telephone and telegraph lines jin Gumma and Saitama prefec tures, where the shocks were the worst, were tom down. First reports agreed that many houses collapsed causing the fatal ities. Yokahama, Kofu, Shizuoka, Fukushima, Nagoya and various other cities on Hondo island felt the shocks. Department stores and other business places which were throng ed with morning shoppers witness ed scenes bordering on panic. Fissures appeared in the pave ment of many Tokio streets. British Labor Chief Is At tacked by Mob at Glasgow Glasgow, Sept. 20.— Sir Oswald Mosley, British independent politi cal leader, was assailed with sticks and stones tonight as he left Glas gow green after addressing a ga thering of about 40,000 persons. He was struck in the head with a stone but only slightly injured. Three others of the party that oc cupied the platform, however, re ceived razor cuts and bruises. The Internationale and the Red Flag were sung at intervals. Free for all fights were in progress at various times and cries of traitor greeted the speaker's explanation of why he resigned from the labor party. THE WEATHER During the past two weeks this section has been treated with sev eral good rains. All the present week the skies have been overcast and rain has fallen at intervals. Today, Thursday it has rained off and on all day, low spots are fill ed with water and the fields are getting a real soaking. The tem perature has been low and it has seemed that frost was a sure thing on several evenings but none has been reported so far. However, the weatherman says we are due for some nice weather yet. Earnings Increase New York, Sept. 22.—The finan cial statement of the Canadian In ternational Paper Company for the first half of 1931 shows a bal ance after all deductions of $320, 908, compared with $206,808 in the same period last year. DEMPSEY GIVES UP HIS ESTELLE Reno, Sept. 21.— Jack Dempsey was granted a divorce today from Estelle Taylor Dempsey on the ground of mental cruelty. The decree was entered by de fault when his actress wife failed to bring a cross complaint or con test the case. Although Dempsey's was the 16th on the docket of Judge Moran the preceding complaints were heard in short order and the form er champion's decree was entered at 11:57 o'clock. Miss Taylor did not answer the Dempsey complaint but with the latter's property located in Cali fornia and her own divorce suit pending in Los Angeles courts, it appeared that Jack's hand was not to be raised in unqualified victory. Dempsey's divorce gave him title to his personal property but his real estate lies in California and his 100,000 share of stock in the Barbara hotel corporation to gether with a $200,000 trust fund are tide up by court orders. *world war. Brought back from his country home at Chequers bv the Prince of Wales, Prime ' Minister MacDonald hastily con vened a cabinet meeting last night and it was decided that the gold redemption act of 1925 should be suspended to halt alarming with drawals of gold by foreign invest ors. | Parliament is expected to pass j the enabling legislation tonight, after which it will go to King George in Scotland for his approv al. The bank rate was raised from 4%%, a figure which was set in July. It has not been up to 6% since Oct. 31, 1929. Prime Minister MacDonald is sued a statement calling attention to the fact that more than one billion dollars had been withdrawn from the London market since the middle of July and that about $60, 000,000 bad been withdrawn in Saturday's half day of trading. He emphasized that his action was only temporary and that the na tion's enormous resources would save the day if the public cooper ated. "His majesty's government has arrived at its decision with the greatest reluctance," he said "but during the last 10 days the inter national financial markets have become demoralized and have been liquidating their sterling assets regardless of their intrinsic worth. In the circumstances there was no alternative but to protect the fi nancial position of ths country by the only means at our disposal." The suspended secton of the gold standard act compels the Bank of England to sell gold, in bars for 3 pounds 17 shillings and 10% pence per tro younce. The summoning of an interna tona conference to arrange for better distribution of gold and to place international trade on a bet ter footing was predicted by the press n commenting on the gov ernment's action. RUSSIA PLANS MASS FEEDING Moscow, Sept. 19.—Mass feeding of Russia's workers on a mura wider scale is arranged for in » decree issued today by the central executive committee of the com munist party. Present facilities for this work are inadequate, the decree said, al though they care for approximate ly twelve million workers and tKeir families, who are fed collectively at factory kitchens, public dining halls and feeding stations foi children. Meals are served in these estab lishments at nominal prices rang ing from 13 cents to 40 cents. The recent drive to attract more wo men from their own kitchens to industry has taxed the capacity of the "social feeding" facilities, es pecially in large cities. About $14,750,000 is to be spent for the construction and equipment of 300 new factory kitchens and 4,000 dining halls within the next three years, under the terms of today's decree. These will feed 26, 000,000 prsons. A group of 500 party men will be mobilized to supervise the work. Foodstuffs will be improved, diets varied and more efficient methods introduced. The co-operative soci eties in charge of distribution of food stuffs have been greatly han dicapped lately not only by the shortage of facilities but by the poor quality of food, insanitary conditions, overcrowding, poor dis cipline among employees and im properly trained cooks. Another decree issued today sets up special funds in all branches of industry to reward workers and plants making exceptional contri butions to the advancement of the five-year plan. Although the government and the party have regularly made such awards, this is the first time the policy has taken the form of an official decree.