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Published weekly at Plentywood, Montana by
The Peoples Publishing Company, Inc.
Official Organ of the
In the Northwest
Official paper of the City of Plentywood, Mont.
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HANS RASMUSSEN, Business Manager
Friday, lanuary 8, 1932
In today's paper we publish the summary of
Comrade Hans Rasmussen's trip bo Washington in
the National Hunger March. From this summary
well from the day to day stories which Com
rade Hans wrote as special correspondent for the
Producers News, we have been able to see the out
standing features of this Hnuger March.
In this Hunger March the toiling masses of
the entire country were represented thru the 1670
delegates who had been elected at meetings of the
unemployed workers, at meetings of the locals of
the American Federation of Labor, by the workers
in the Trade Union Unity League, at meetings of
farmers. These delegates represented the exploit
ed masses of the United States iki the struggle a
gainst the Hunger Program of the Hoover Hunger
In this Hunger March side by side marched
Negro and White workers, men and women work
ers, employed and unemployed, adult and young
workers. In this Hunger March marched side by
side representatives of all of the tciling masses of
the United States. One fourth of the delegates
were Negro workers. By this symbol the exploited
masses of the entire country showed that they are
determined to fight against the extra exploitation
and misery and terror that the Hoover Hunger gov
ernment, the agent of Wall Street, has forced on
the Negro masses. The solidarity of the Negro
and White masses was demonstrated not only in the
delegation itself and iln the protests against the op
pression of the Negro masses that were carried to
hundreds of thousands of workers on the entire
line of march, but in the fact that the committee
that was elected to see Hunger Hoover was headed
by a Negro worker.
The Hunger March was a living example of
the ability of the working masses to organize for
struggle. These 1670 delegatees came from all ov
er the country — came from the farthest comers
of the entire country. For an entire month, from
the time when the first delegates set out until the
last ones returned to the workers and farmers who
sent them, these delegates were with few excep
tions housed and fed by the toiling masses whom
they represented. The few exceptions were when
they were fed and housed by the cities along the
line of march. When the delegates par
took of the "gifts" of the cities they got slops and
lousy quarters.
Where the workers along the bine of march
saw to it that they were fed and housed, they re
ceived the best that the toiling masses had^o give,
often better than many of the workers themselves
had. The maintenance of these delegates by the
tciling masses meant great sacrifices on the part
of the workers, but they were sacrifices made
cheerfully, made with the understanding that these
delegates represented the exploited class, that these
delegates were going to the Hunger Congress to de*
mand immediate relief for all of the toiling masses.
These delegates came from the exploited masses,
they represented the exploited, and these saw to it
that the delegates got to Washington and got home
again. The delegates were workers and farmers.
Proletarian precision marked every step of the
Hunger March. Despite the tremendous task of
transporting 1670 delegates to Washington from
the far reaches of the country, despite the attempts
of the police to break up the March, despite techni
cal difficulties, the four columns in the Mardi
reached every city on schedule time, and reached
Washington, as they had set out to do, on the op
ening day of the Hunger Congress.
In the face of the attempts to crush the Hun*
ger March by violence and provocation the march
ers went on. Theirs was the duty, theirs was the
task, delegated to them by the tens of millions of
the exploited, to lay before the Hunger Congress
the mass demand for immediate relief for all of the
toilers of the country. Where as individuals they
provoked, as a mass delegation
they went on. Where as individuals they would
have fallen victims to the attempts on the part of
the agents of Wall Stree to deter them by futile
struggle, as representatives of the toiling
with a task delegated to them by these
they went on—on to Washington.
On the line of march the Cossack Hordes of
the Wall Street government, the Black Hundreds
of the capitalist class were prepared to attack, slug,
or kill these
our delegates. In Washington the
Hunger Congres and Hunger Hoover cowered be
hind an army of police, troops, behind a barrier of
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pating, off Hawaii, Feb. 6 to 11;
A fleet problem, in which the
battle force, steaming from Ha
waii, will attempt to seize a fot
hold on the west coast of the U
nited States in the face of
ing force opposition, March 8 to
23; and
Fleet concentration and tactical
exercises in the San Pedrc-San Di
ego area, March 23 to May i*>th
with intervening period
Francisco April 23 to May 11.
In order to deceive the Ameri
toiling masses about the
meaning of these maneuvers the
at Sao
navy department tries to make of
them preparation for "defense.
They are preparations for the
defense, not of the workers and
farmers of the United States
whom the Wall Street bankers in
tend to use in their slaughter ma
chine, but for the defense of the
imperialist interests
the Soviet'
Street. They are preparations for
the attack on the rivals of the
Wall Street bankers. They
preparations for the attack, with
the other imperialists, on the So
viet government of the Chinese
workers, which today
population of 80 million and for
* be attack on the workers and
farmers fatherland,
govern a
machine guns, tear gas bombs, rifles, and revolvers.
The marchers went by this slaughter machinery
of Wall Street, went into Washington and sang the
International, the hymn of the toilers of the world,
in the face of Hoover's Black Hundreds, for the
TRY. Hoover refused to see the delegation. The
Hunger Congress refused to hear the demands of
the toiling masses of the United States for im
mediate relief from these delegates. But this
Hunger Government knows that the masses are de
termined to get relief—this was the reason for the
huge armaments they piled up bo protect themselv
es from 1670 unarmed workers.
The Hunger March has rallied hundreds of
thousands of workers in the struggle for relief. In
dozens of cities on the road to Washington where
the workers have been refused the right to dem
onstrate in the streets the Hunger Marchers broke
thru—they shewed the workers that if they are
united they can demonstrate and demand 'immediate
relief from their local governments. And they can
get relief.
Hundreds of thousands of workers who have
been kept under servile oppression by the capitalist
class and its press now realize, as a result of the
Hunger March, that in their united strength there
rible misery.
The Constitution and By-laws of the North
Dakota Taxpayers Association have been publish
ed. They consist of fifteen points, 14 of which re
late for the most part to technical matters. Point
2 however contains the reasons for the existence of
the association. These are as follows:
2. The objects of this organization
shall be to make a continuous investiga
tion and study of the expenditures of pub
lic monies, the levy and assessing of taxes
and assessments, and the reasonableness
and necessity for all public expenditures
and taxes, to secure and dissemmate accur
ate information among its members and
the public relating to such matters; to
make recommendations relative thereto, to
public officers and other institutions, or
ganizations, boards and bodies, and gener
ally take whatever action may be deemed
advisable in the administration of public
affairs within the state of North Dakota.
This organization shall be non-political and
as an association shall not become affiliat
ed or connected in any manner with any
lolitical party or faction.
Th* purpose of the organization is to "inves
tigate"oand "study" public expenditures, to spread
accurate information," etc., etc. What is the pur
pose of all of this "research"?
One thing has not been mentioned in this pro
gram, or two things. The first is the interests of
the small and middle farmers. The second is the
necessity for struggle of the toiling masses for tax
They want to prevent the small and middle
farmers from realizing that they are not just tax
payers, that they are that section of the farm mass
es who are robbed so that the other section of the
tax list can be relieved of taxation.
They want to prevent the small and middle
farmers from STRUGGLING for tax reduction and
for their other immediate demands as SMALL and
MIDDLE FARMERS. They want to prevent the
organization of the small and middle farmers for
their own interests and against the big capitalists,
bankers and railroad owners. They want to pre
We must see to it that this plan of theirs is
defeated. We must see to it that the small and
middle farmers are organized as small and middle
farmers under heir own leadership in the United
Farmers League and not under the leadership of
the bankers in the'taxpayers leagues run by the
local businessmen.
We must explain to the farmers that the only
way in which they can achieve tax reduction is
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thru militant struggle. The "research" which the
North Dakota Taxpayers Association is trying to
foster is for the purpose of preventing this strug
gle. Tax reduction or tax exemption for the small
and middle farmers can only be achieved through
struggle—thru refusal to pay taxes and preventing
the sheriff from evicting any farmers for non-pay
ment of taxes.
r I
The Taxpayers Association goes further in its at
tempt to mislefad the farmers.
This organization shall be non-politîcal and as
an association shall not become affiliated in any
manner with any political party or faction.
This is the policy of the Farmers Uniton and of
the American Federation of Labor. As an organi
zation they do not "officially" support either of
the capitalist parties but in practice they try to
mislead the farmers and workers they influence in
to voting for one or another of the political parties
of the bankers and the bosses. They want to pre
vent the farmers of North Dakota from voting for
the political party of all of the toiling masses—
the Communist Party.
This is the program of the taxpayers leagues
of Wall Street and of the Hoover Hunger Govern
They Get a Bundle
of Twenty Copies
Ogema, Minn., Dec. 26.— Dear
Comrade Erik: Please send us 20
copies of the Producers News.
This is almost new territory. The
people have not heard of
movement and they are very much
interested in finding out We
planning on distributing literature
and have sort of
meeting at Ogema.
It sure is surprising to find the
farmers so eager to find out about
the Soviet Union and about
movement. They all have been
quite well off except for exceed
ingly high taxes and
cannot get anything for
wood * - " * *
a discussion
now they
any farm produce. Corn
radely.—A Fanner.
In a speech at the American
Farm Economic Federation on De
cember 29, Mordecai Ezekiel, as
sistant chief economist of the
Federal Farm Board, admitted
that the present chaos of capital
ism will mean a continuance of
the narrowing of the markets for
American farm products.
He pointed to the tariff restric
tions which have been introduced
as a result of the decline in prie*
es and as the result of the sus
pension of the gold standard by
many capitalist countries. In each
of the capitalist countries tariff
and embargo restrictions have
been placed on agricultural pro
ducts in order to protect their big
landowners, bankers and speculat
ors from the effects of cheap
wheat. While the masses of
workers are in dire want they
have raised the price of wheat
and other agricultural products
save capitalist profits. Just as
the tariff makes the prices of all
products in the United States so
high that millions of toilers must
suffer because they cannot buy at
these outrageous prices.
"Before restrictions on wheat
trading went into effect, wheat
prices in Europe were general
ly in line with tbe Liverpool
market. Now prices .are general
ly maintained well above Liv
erpool—slightly above in the ex
porting countries; materially a
bove, in importing Countries. In
most European countries, wheat
prices per bushel arc now 75c
to $1 above the world market
price. As a consequence, low
world market prices from over
production have not served to
reduce European production. Ov
erseas exporting countries, too,
are helping their own
He is forced to admit that whil*
this chaos exists in the capitalist
countries the building of socialism
in the Soviet Union under a plan
ned economy is the building of a
new economic system.
"Russia requires separate
treatment. ..Communism is or
ganizing a constantly increasing
proportion of economic activity
the lines of a planful state
socialism. ..In addition, it is in
troducing applied science gener
ally in what previously was a
semi-medieval country. Russia
is attempting the task of remak
ing a people, as well as build
ing a new economic system."
He is forced to admit, indirect
ly that the Soviet Union has sold
its raw materials not because it
wanted to but because it was forc
ed, in the absence of credits from
the capitalist countries, to use its
valuable raw materials as a means
of paying for the vast amounts of
machinery it has imported for
the development of socialist indus
try under the Five Year Plan.
In spit® of industrial pro
gress, the U. S. S. R. is still pri
marily a producer of raw mater
ials," he continued. "Wheat,
lumber and oil must pay for the
equipment and other industrial
products she needs,
requires vast quantities of capi
tal, goods and much technical
The rapid development of the
collective farms from the individ
She still
ual inefficient peasant holdings
has already met with tremendous
success, such success that even the
I economist of the bankers' Federal
| Farm Board must admit it
"The collective farms are the
key ta future agricultural pro
gress in Russia. This year they
operated over half of all culti
vated land. With the weather
against them, it is perhaps sur
prising they did even as well as
they seem to have done, after
the drastic change from individ
ual peasant farming."
For Mr. Ezekiel it may, per
haps, be "surprising" that these
tremendous gainst have been
chieved in agriculture in the So
viet Union—since his experience
has been with agriculture under
decaying capitalism in the United
States. For the toiling masses of
the world it is not surprising—
these are the fruits of proletarian
toil under a workers' and farmers'
To the American farmers he
"Competition on foreign mar
kets will continue keen. Severe
restrictions on trade may
tinue or increase so long as
prices remain low or declining."
This means in a few words that
the toiling masses of the world
cannot be expected to be able to
buy the vast agrarian production
of the toiling farmers. Unemploy
ment and wage cuts make this
impossible. As long as prices re
main low the tariff and embargo
restrictions of the capitalist coun
tries will continue and the market
for farm products will be as nar
row or narrower than they are at
present. The farmers of the Unit
ed States will continue to produce
a surplus that cannot be sold in
any markets and that will drive
the prices down even further.
This is the message of the
Hoover hunger government, of
capitalist society that is decaying,
to the toiling farmers of the Unit
ed States. ,
Chairman of American Red
Cross, bitter opponent of unem
ployment insurance, or any form
of help for jobless from the
government. Fought with Hoov
er last year against grant of
$25,000,090 for relief of farm
ers. Considers "dole as demor
alizing." He is a wealthy law
yer; chairman of the U. S.
Shipping Board and Secretary
of the Interior during the war.
He admitted in the Senate
that Red Cross relief amounted
bo 10 cents a day.
v{,„î«îo r* q,
Virginia Minn Dec 31— For
the first time in the history of
Virginia candidates of the workers
have filed in the elections. Four
candidates of the Communist Par
ty are running in the local elec
tions. The following are the can
didates of the Communist Party;
Jacob W. Anderson for mayor, Iv
er Hagg, Herman Kortesoja and
Carle Nykanen for aldermen at
l aree
Thore are 1200 unemnloved
Ihcre are ijüü unemployed
workers registered for work with
in the city. The city hires from
50 to 80 men a week for a week's
work. At this rate an unemploy
ed worker gets a week's work ev
ery five or six months. This
means that if the unemployed
worker gets in a full week he will
get $27 once in six months. At
f. , , ...
the same time when two of the
aldermen at the last city cornua
meeting proposed to the council
that they put on 25 more men ev
ery. week to work, the mayor
stepped in and stopped it by re
fusing to ïfct any action be taken
on it. He said it was too much
When we looked over the citv
Z,„.l „
budget for 1932 we found hun
dreds of thousands of dollars be
ing spent for everything from golf
thousand dollars
for miscellaneous expenses and
only $2,000 for "charity." But not
one cent for unemployed relief!
Workers and farmers, there is
only one party that represents the
interests of the workers, employed
0 _j 4 .V.O+ îo
and unemployed and that is the
Communist Party. * ke, jL a Jl
Farmers, the MAIN ISSUE IN
möAa *
(Continued from Front Page)
ed his office,
called it a mob. Zeidler, chairman
of the stool pigeon feed loan com
mittee appointed by the county a
gent, said it was a disgrac
it was a disgrace ,not to the farm
ers but to the main streeter stool
pigeon. Getting him to part with
the county pay roll willingly was
found to be hopeless and the
farmers went back home more
sore than ever and are now dis
cussing what the next move is go
ing to be. In the south part of the
county they are saving the turkey
The postmaster
Ferguson stated that the coun
ty agent was not taking part in
politics and had nothing to do
with the handling of the feed loan.
The names of feed loan commit
tees. appointed and OK'd by him
County committee: Ziedler, Lan
ger and Lund, ^
Westby—Ditmarson, Rostad and
Dooley: Stenseth and Scott.
Outlook: Koester, Wälder and
Redstone: Albers, Lacy and
Antelope. McLaughlin and Ho
Reserve: Lund, Holje and Riley.
Medicine Lake: Powers, Mar
kuson and Faaborg.
Dagmar: Therkildsen, Thuesen
and Petersen.
Ooalridge: Buckwald and Lob
Look them ovqr and you will
find there is not one actual farm
er in the bunch. There is only
one name on which you can put
your finger and say he is a farm
er's man. If appointing men like
these fe not playing politics it
would be interesting to know just
what to call it.
The county agent is an enemy
of the farmers. For that
the farmers demand that he be
fired. For the same reason the
mainstreeters want to keep him.
The Hunger March to
The National Hunger March of
1931 was different from Coxey's
Army of 1894. It was planned,
it had its purpose and picked and
elected delegates took part. The
delegates were all representing
militant farmers' and workers' or
ganizations such as the United
Farmers League, Unemployed
Councils, Workers International
Relief, International Labor De
fense and the Communist Party.
It was planned by the Communist
Party but not all delegates were
members of that party.
It was a success from start to
finish and it is to the everlasting
credit of those who planned it.
Never has the American working
class put over such an effective
demonstration before. The ruling
class wanted to do something and
did not know how to go about it.
Every time they tried to harm us
it gave us more publicity than be
fore. Our leaders had them out
smarted every time and we had a
reason to sing on our return trip:
"The Hunger March went over the
In spite if all the Hoover Cops,
Planning and carrying out a
march of 1670 workers and farm
ers coming from all directions is
not an easy task but it went like
clock work. We were all trans
ported. We held our meetings on
schedule time, received our meals
every day and always had some
kind of a place to sleep at night.
The meals were not always the
very best and not always at regu
lar boors, but there was never a
. timc when we suffere<i (rom beto
rea j h un g ry
S1 Mpin quartere not ]ike
home, but nev€r did we spend the
night in the open. There was al
ways some kind of a place for us to
flop ito. When you get to be 500
in one caravan housing and feed
ing becomes a problem not easily
That P eo Pl e from everywhere,
all colors and all nationalities can
* et together and submit to per
fect order d discipline when
their interests are th £ same and
they understand what it is all a
bout was shown on this Hunger
March. Our column leaders were
not all born leaders either, but
some of them were. I am now
thinking of Wm. Reynolds when
he s P ol S e to the crowd in the
street from the open window of
Carpenter's Hall in Kalamazoo
him was a ZaToSHSS
was holding the door (rom the in ,
side. Outside was the police, load
ed down with clubs and fire arms,
trying to break the door open, and
there Bill stood, just as cool as
you please, speaking until the cops
grabbed him from behind and
jerked him away.
Most of tbe P° lice are now car
fytog their guns in plain sight,
ready (or aotion x £ y are *'
tiing pa j d f or pro tecting the decay •
ed and rotten system under which
are put on
the payroll as they are needed,
They are used for evicting people
from their homes, protecting
strike breakers, shooting up and
tear gassing workers' meetings
"J demonstrations — their guns
and &as always ready when starv
ing people protest agaiast the
present conditions and advocate
something better—and how people
hate them!
Going and coming we stopped
in towns where they had forbid
den us to stop—where they hao
vforbidden us to hold meetings. We
parked our trucks and cars along
their curbs; we marched thru their
ba ? ners sin g*
î n g Hold the fort for we are com
ing-" We spoke from their court
house steps to thousands of peo
pie. Never had the workers in
some of these boss towns seen
anybody do this before. We had
shown them what could be done
and they thanked us for coming,
In the big cities we spoke from
the platforms of their biggest au
ditoriums, where we had to holler
at the top of our voices to make
b ig audience hear, or we stood
and talked to some apparatus and
our voice came roaring out some-1
where else. Hundreds of thous w
ands have listened to what we had
to s ay* The papers said the
march was a ifcilure because we
did not see Hoover. What did we
care about seeing Hoover—it was
the people we wanted to see and
t0, j. , „
The more radical you talked at
the meetings the better they liked
it You talk revolution
would all clap. You mention
Hoover and they would all say:
B-o-o-o! When five, six or
f<o ren t„^usand people all say
Boo! St kind of goes thru you,
You can feel it in your bones, it
sounds like the roar of the ocean
on a stormy night when the big
waves roU over the ship and you
S .XZ y ° U are at "°"
rvf v j
TZs ïtJKrÂ
told how they had shot and kill
ed other -rkers told how they
had been promised democracy
had been promised everything ana
what they got was starvation,
hunger march Thcv tnld
nunger maren. iney told the
younger boys to take the guns
when offered to them but never
to use them against their own
"th"r b lo t0 MaÎS
the war the profiteers and not
let them get away as easily as
Jesus cUd when he chased them
out of tfcMeinple. but to shoot to
fall and get rid of them forever
Aeer y ând°ëheeV W ""
cneer ana cneei.
Somehow I managed to get In a
words! at most of the meet
bout the ftîL«
and how we had come here, bÿlt
o^l a L„u hl at ,ar,d . We thot
nobody could take away from us,
wid how today we found ourselves
poorer than we had ever been «■
fore, facing eviction and starva
tion. I also told them how we
were organizing into the United
Farmers League for the protection
of one another; told them how we
refused to pay taxes, refused to
be evicted, refused to have our
few belongings sold by the sher
iff- Told them how our farmers
demonstrated one thousand strong
on our streets. I brought greet
ings to the city workers and told
them to line up' with us. And the
city workers applauded. They
shook my hands after the meet
ing and told me to bring their
greetings back to the organized
farmers of the northwest,
Wherever I went somebody
knew about Plentywood, Montana,
They did not know anything a
bout our famous lawyers and doc
Had never heard of the
Plentywood Herald. Did not know
we had a very important man by
the name of Stegner. What they
did know was that Plentywood,
Montana, was the place where the
Producers News was printed. They
knew Charles E. Taylor. They
knew Rodney Salisbury. They
knew that Sheridan county had the
best bunch of fighting farmers ip
the United States and some of
even me.
In Washington, D. C., a man
whom I had never seen before
came and shook my hands. He
had seen my picture in the Pro
ducers News and was glad to meet
me. He even introduced me to hdis
daughters and they smiled at me
as dirty as I was and held my
hand a little while. After coming
back I find the Producers News
has more than doubled its sub
scription list, thanks to the U.F.L.
From all parts of the land we
met in Washington on the date
set. Reporters from everywhere
were there to write theîr stories a
bout us - Artists drew 0UT pictures
and picture machines fol
^ owed us wherever we went. Pho
tographers' lights flashed in our
faces like lightning on a bad
s _ a
, we . sbo ® d xn the old ma
* me bar / ack ! all chewdng on the
dry half loaf of bread handed to
us for breakfast by the big city,
tbat was one ti me we did not have
our Pictures taken. When we
C0ldd n °t wait for our turn for the
use the only toilet provided for
tbe us » when we used the
empty lot across the street and sat
there doing what had to be don
fat was another time we did not
have our pictures taken. We were
«te guests ol the eLty of Wash
ington ,
Never before had Washington
seen anything like the Hunger
March and Washington was ner
vous, had every policeman and de
tective armed to the teeth, about
two thousand of them, had thous
ands of soldiers and marines all
ready for immediate action, ready
to kill. And there we were 1,670
ol us> not one of os carried a ^
and still, Washington was afraid,
not of us but scared of the mill
and starving people we represent
ed. When we stood before the
capitol shouting our demands and
singing the International and oth
er songs, we knew they could kill
every one of us, but that did not
stop us. It was up to them to
ma £ e the move>
We marched thru the Negro sec
tion and «ane
"Black! And! White!
Unite! And! Fight!"
And shouted. "Three cheers for
the solidarity of the black and
white workers! Huray! Huray!
That is what the capitalist class
j* scared of—the solidarity of the
black and white workers and the
solidarity of the farmers and city
We stopped to see Wm. Green,
the lake leader of the A. F. of L.,
to find out why he was against
unemployment insurance, but he
would not tell us, and we found
that the same police who protect
ed Hoover protected Mr.
Whenever Mr. Green, the faker,
wants some publicity he make *
some child labor bill and Senator
King from Utah, another faker is
the one who is going to introduce
the bill. All the papers come out
with pictures of Green and King
on their front pages and writeups
galore about these two child labor
champions. When the publicity
dies down then Sen. King takes
the child labor bill and puts it in
the furnace—he is a kind of janl
tor. It was Sen. King of Utah
who met our committee and want
to turn our demands ov
er to him, but our committee
to smart for him.
And the papers came out and
said the Hunger March was a fail
ure because we did not see Hoov
er. Hoover was well protected
people with bad consciences al
ways are, even Hoover's janitor
they call him "custodian" was well
r'' Cted With machtoe "hen
he opened the back door and told
Zr " ee n0t 40 far
hihStÄi" but
to S a™L ,.l g " n '
"C * «'ITS
0 f bad things about Hoover ihl
willW tnnl nf «
but dotag awtv w it £ T' em '
i , aom S awft y With Hoover
would not be doing awav with the
system. K y tn tfte
Hoover shut the door in
wXs" vf fa ™«% k .
but .taxation froraThe"
system. They have shut the door
in your face and it is now up to
you to make the next move"
One thousand six hundred seventy
de "« at " «« now spreading this
message over the land
On Monday, the day we travel
ed from Kalamazoo to Detroit,
from Wa sh .
Translated St iSLte as Wkws"
"Washington, Monday Tit. B.)
The plans of a United Huntrer
March to Washington from sevSr
^ caiU . IS ot thfunlted StaL
The Tramway Mine of tU i
aoonda Copper Mining Crl ^
' Butte. Montana, was ^
down completely on
Thousands of workers IT', 31
their jobs as the result of th. V*
ing of the mine. The Cos *
states that it will use the Hn'
stagger (hunger) p l an and
the workers who will be fi red
this mine will be taken into otw
operating sections of the co
ny's properties to work o n ."ft
time schedule. The workers
supposed to work two weeks
go on the bum for two weeks
This stagger plan is not f 0P tk.
purpose of giving jobs to
workers who have been fired
sole purpose is to put the rest «i
the workers on a half time sc} J
ule and speed them
fewer of them will be
the Copper Trust.
The unemployed workers
Butte must organize with the
tially employed workers and
mand unemployment relief f or tk'
unemployed and relief for
workers who get wages for
half time work on which they
c °mpany
up so
needed b>
barely ^
Build the unemployed 'branches
in Butte. Build an Unemployed
Council with representatives of all
workers organizations and of the
unemployed workers to lead the
militant struggle for immediate
relief for the unemployed and par
tially employed workers, and to
prevent the company from pnttin.
thru its wage cut plans. ^
fContiirom Irai Fr>»t F >gt )
Wallin. So you see we are har
ing a taste of Socialist compe
tition, in our campaign for the
Producers News.
Resolutions were passed to h m
the townships more watchful a
bout the neglect of county physi
cians in not giving proper atten
tion to the families of the fann
ers. Specific investigations mast
be made and all mases reported to
the township committees.
Gerald Primo was elected u
county organizer of the UFL In
Mountrail county to take the place
of Axel Starr who has been elect
ed county organizer of Brown
county in South Dakota.
In Minot where the Ward coun
ty confeemce was held five unem
ployed workers came to assure the
farmers of their interest in their
mutual struggles. Reports were
made about the demonstration of
the Hunger March in Washington
and of the arrest of Mother Blow
at the meeting of the Seattle and
Oregon delegates to the Washing
ton demonstration when they
were returning thru Minot. The
date for the hearing of Mother
Bloor has not yet been set but
many unemployed workers have
vigorously protested the breaking
up of the demonstration by Chief
of Police O'Leary.
Comrade Taylor of Montana
made an excellent analysis of the
work of the UFL in Montana.
Five members were present from
Mountrail county and a young
county organization was born in
Ward county. John Zaahare of
Max was elected county secretary
aid Henry Kabanuk, county on
Plans were made to support a
big unemployed demonstration in
Minot which will take place on
Feb. 4 when the unemployed
workers thruout the entire coun
try will demonstrate for unem
ployment insurance and for im
mediate relief, supported by mass
es of small and middle farmers.
A campaign of sub getting and
news gathering for the Producers
News was started with enthua
Both conferences closed
with singing led by some of the
students of the Plentywood school.
Next week, the state organizer
will proceed to Dickey county f<> r
several meetings ending up with a
mass meting at Frederick, South
Dakota where Axel Starr and Roy
Miller will also speak.
have been discovered by the police
it has been found that there
Communists behind it, and it «
said that Communist leaders hav*
given instruction to delegates »*
bout being fully prepared to at
tack. In Hammond, Indiana, tne
Hunger March leaders went into
the town and started arousing to
riot. The police made them re
treat by the use of tear go«
bombs. M ,.
Wasn't that a wonderful ^
collection ox
covery" and a vicious
lies? After the Hunger
had been published in a daily P
(the Daily Worker) for over •
month. After funds had b® 01 ?,
lected all over the country,
maps had been printed and o***
for meetings published for wee
After we were only a few n
dred miles from Washington, tn.
and surpris«®
the police came out
the world by telling they
"discovered" there was going
be a Hunger March. What
did not tell the world was
they had tried to stop *t bu t
found it was better for them
What Foster, Dunn and
t<poke from the platform ox
auditorium in Washington
suposed to be broadcast
I have been told it never ? t
further than to Herbert .
It is also said the moving I> r
are being suppressed.
does not want the P®°P. demon*
about the most impressi*^ q1
stratkm ever held right
his door.

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