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COUNTY EDITION
THE PRODUCERS NEWS
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United Farmers
League
Published Weekly
VOL XIV. No. 45.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE
PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1932
Price 10 Cents
Entered as second Claas Matter, Oo tober 18. 1918, at the Poet
office at Plentjrwood. Montana. Unde r the Act of March 8. 1818
Murder Defenseless China Masses
ONLY FARMERS ON SEED LOAN !
COMMITTEE IS DEMAND OF UFl
Montana Farmers Determined to Prevent County Agent
From Using Loans In Political Attacks.
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enable the small
In order to
and middle farmers to get the
aeed they need out of the federal
Feed loan in the coming spring
the United Farmers League uf
Sheridan County, Montana, is de
manding that only fanneis shall
be appointed to the committees
which pass on the applications. In
the feed loan of last fall the coun
ty agent, the county committee,
and the federal seed loan agent
discriminated against farmers who
had been active in the organiza
tion of the farmers of the county.
Other farmers were discriminated
against for personal reasons by
these agents of the Hoover gov
eminent.
determined
this
The farmers are
that this shall not occur
As a result of this vi
sprinp.
cion; blackguard discrimination of
last fall tens of head of stock are
dead of starvation while many
are near death. The fartm
more
of Sheridan County are de
termined that the same stool pig
aon crew which is responsible for
the death of this stock shall not
have the power of deciding on
farmers
loans.
ars
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farmers of the drought stneken
areas for the coming spring. In
view of this fact we should like to
applications for Seed
The United Farmers League has
made the demand for farmer seed
loan committees in the following
letter which was sent to the Fedr
«rai seed loan office at Grand
Porks.
February 1, 1932.
Walter E, Eliff,
Administrative Officer in Charge
Farmers' Seed Loan Office,
Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Dear Sir:
It now appears likely that ä
federal seed loan will be given the
take up the question of seed loEin
committees for this loan.
Several weeks ago, Mr. Gonius
In reply to your recent let
ter in which you ask if the far
mers of the county could have
the privilege of appointing one :
member of the Sunty Seed ,
Loan Committee, I wish to ad
vise you that as far as I am
concerned you can have the priv- ;
ilcge of appointing all three j
members of the community com- \
naittees.
Laursen, a farmer of Reserve,
Montana, as a result of the dis
crimination practised by the Coun
ty Agent and by the County Com
mittee at the farmers' recommen
dation, wrote to the County Agent
to inquire if a farmer could be ap
pointed to the County Committee.
Mr. Ferguson, the County Ag
ent, replied to Mr. Laursen on De
cember 30th, as follows:
:
The letter of the County Agent
breathes the same insolence that
ns dealings with the farmers of
^riduu Cuuuty h T penerully
•hown. It is a blank refusal on
part to give any assistance to
the farmers in getting anyone on
the committees that they wish.
From our previous experience
"I abo wish to advise you
thav it is not necessary to send
the names of your appointments
to me. Send them direct to the
Seed Loan Office, Grand Forks,
North Dakota, as all appoint
ments are made in that office,"
"Very truly yours,
(Signed) E. G. FERGUSON,
County Agent."
with Mr. Ferguson, w« feel quite
certain that at the time that 1 lois
tetter was written to Mr. Laursen
the County Agent wrote a letter
the Grand Forks office insist
l»g that no one but with his rec
ommendation be placed on any of
the seed loan committees. Your
representative, Mr. Kramer, who
was present at the meeting where
tbe representatives of the farm
of Sheridan County demanded
of the County Commissioners that
this stool pigeon be fired immedi
at «ly, had the stool pigeon tactic»
of the County Agent explained to
him. So conclusive was the proof
Si^^n him that he apologized,
without being asked, for having
°° me to support the County Agent.
We place absolutely no faith in
Mr. Ferguson or in his letters.
We do, however, insist that the
aeed loans which will become
available this spring be taken en
«rely out of the hands of Pergu
f° n and of the committees which
ave been appointed thru his nom
r at *° n - The bundling of the feed
da Hng the past months has
en determined primarily by
(Continued on Page Two)
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UR ESTABLISHED
IN DMA, WISE. FOR
RELIEF STRUGGLE
FARMERS DEMAND COUNTY
AGENT'S OFFICE BE
ABOLISHED.
Van Buskirk, Wis., Jan. 18.—
The Get-together of the fanners
in the town ef Oma, held Jan. 17,
in every way proved to be a suc
cessful meet. Fanners openly
and militantly discussed their
struggles. It was plain to them
that the U. F. L. program is the
program
follow* and we now have laid a
basis for the real organization of
farmers in the town of Oma.
Convincing stories of farmers'
struggles thrucut Iron and Goge
bic counite s, with their county
boards were discussed. The dis
cussion in which practically all fel
low farmers took part was ex
tremely interesting.
The main discussion was on the
resolution which already had been
adopted thruout the county by U.
F. L. functionaries, and presented
by the delegates appointed at said
meetings to the County Board at
Hurley, Wis. After discussing the
resolution point by point, motions
were made to the effect that i..
every way the demands for imme
diate relief for the farmers thru
out Iron county were correct.
The abolition of the offices of
county agent and nurse impressed
the farmers j immensely. ' Many
fanners proved that the county
agent was only a parasite to us
farmers and a tremendous unne
cessary appendage to the taxpay
ers But as it was understo od that
the county agent was hired by the
County Board on contract and
could not be abolished until his
contract expires, it weis resalved
that when that time is up the
county agent's office should
abolished.
The farmers thought that the
County Nurse was of no use to
them. If the farmer had finances
he would in no way disregard the
health of his children and needed
no nurse to inform him that they
n.edf d dentist service, or that
that their tonsils were infected,
also that fruit should be their
main diet when the farmer is fin
ancially situated so that he cannot
in any possible way secure this
daily diet. In place of the county
nurse they were one hundred per
centa ^ re ® d ™ frfe aid
Ä *e " *
The motion that the county of
ficials salaries should be reduced
25% received a large support. It
was decided to demand that the
whole 25% be taken into; consider
ation instead of the ten per cent
rut which was already taken place.
After a lengthy discussion of
the unemployment question In
Iron County a moticn was made
to have a Committee of Action
appointed for the town of Oma.
The motion was carried, ■ and a
committee of five was appointed.
It was decided by the farmers
that this committee get into im
mediate contact with the commit
tees in nearby townships to pre
pare relief demands,
Fellow farmers, we must orga
a ? d struggle for the relief of
"UJ-gÄÄ
f ree us farmers from the yoke
of exploitation,
masses of farmers to the meetings
called by the U. F, L. Committee
Action,
Mobilize large
FARMERS OF CHISAGO CITY, MINN, PAY
MORE TAXES THAN PRODUCTS BRING
(By a Farmer Correspondent)
Chisago City, Minn,, Jan. 27.—
In looking over a Fergus Palls
Daily Journal I found
From Soviet Russia." It was such
a juicy lie I thought I would send
it to you.
Fergus Palls is located close to
New York Mills, where the U. F.
L. used to have its headquarters.
The League must have done good
work up there as the Journal feels
incumbent on itself to publish such
lying propaganda. As they are
preparing the farmers mind for
the war on Soviet Russia next
spring decreed by the Wall Street
government.
I read the article by Farmer's
Daughter in the January 16th is
sue of the Producers News. I
heartily agree with the writer.
The farmers seem to have an ub

News
Farmers Telephones
Are Being Removed
(By a Farmer Correspondent)
Gasport, New York, Jan. 21.—
On account of the deepening of
the crisis all farmers in this sec
tion are having their telephones
taken out. About 25% of the far
mers can pay their taxes. They
are forced to sell 100 pounds of
milk to the dairy trust for 50c.
Eggs are from 15 to 20 cents a
dozen. Laying cash costs $2.20
and potatoes are 25c a bushel.
The farmers' militancy is rising.
MASS MISERY IN
VIRGIN BLANDS
DESTITUTION FOLLOWS ON
CLOSING OF SUGAR MILLS
Widespread misery among the
masses in the Virgin Islands was
revealed in the testimony given
by Paul M. Pearson, United States
governor of the islands to the
House Committee on Appropria
tions recently. The United States
acquired the islands, St. Thomas,
St. Croix and St. John, from Den
mark as a naval base for opera
tions against the masses of Latin
America and in order to protect
the Panama Canal from the other
capitalist powers daring an imper
ialist struggle.
The population of the islands is
declining steadily. Practically all
of the sugar mills and plantations
are closed down and thousands of
workers and peasants are without
means of subsistence.
22,012 in 1930, according to the
Most _of the,.land in the three
islands is owned by about fifty
persons. On St. Tromas 60 per
cent of the land is owned by 15
persons; in St. John, 80 per cent
is owned by 12 persons, Eind on
St. Croix, 70 per cent Is owned
by 14 persons.
The population of the islands
decreased from 26,951 in 1917 to
testimony of Dr. Evans, in charge
of the insular experiment stations
of the Department of Agriculture,
The inhabitants of the island of
St> Croix in 1917 numbered 14,901
but in 1930 th€ir nurob€r had
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<lr0 ' > '* d 'V " ,413 ' P ?™ 8 ,
P«™».«« I ? [,ula ''? n ° f St
Thomas declined from 10,191 to
9,934.
This decline in the population is
a direct result of the misery that
has been pressed down on the pop
Nation by the Wall Street bank
er s, who are interested in it chief
>>' a base. It shows, in
JJ*® 8 ™ a î le , st c ? f . the P° sse?si0 " s °*
^he United States, th© results 01
imperialist domination,
MINERS' WIVES
Here is a song made up by Aunt
Molly Jackson, wife of a Kentucky
miner. Aunt Molly is touring th
country with her songs to raise
money for Miners' Relief.
All the women in this coal camp
Are sitting with bowed down
heads
Are sitting with bowed down
heads
Ragged and barefooted and their
Children a cryin' for bread.
No food, no clothes for our chil
' v dren
I'm sure this ain't no lie
If we can't get no more for our
labor
We will fight before we die.
limited capacity for punishment.
Working like a slave on the piece
of ground which good many of the
farmers themselves grubbed out
from the primeveal forest, getting
no wages
selves, wife and children, leading a
animal existence, being 00 m
for the work of them
mere
pelléd to pay about $1.00 an acre
in taxes, which according to the
present prices for their products,
means paying every
than what the place is worth,
they fail to pay these taxes they
are driven off the place to join
th© big crowd of unemployed in
the cities.
Yes, patience is a great virtue,
but there is a time when patience
to be a virtue.
I am pleased to notice the acti
vities of the U. P. L. in Minneso
ta, Wisconsin, Montana, North
Dakota and other states.
year more
If
ceases
112$,000,DM FOR
BANKERS THRU NEW
LAND BANK LAW
TOILING FARM MASSES TO
GET NOTHING BUT MORE
MISERY FROM LAW
In the statement Issued by
Hoover on the occasion of the
signing of the Federal Land Bank
bill he is forced to admit that the
main purpose of the bill is not to
aid the farmers but to help the
Wall Street bankers.
The Hoover statement issued by
him on January 23 when the bill
became a law reads in part as fol
lows:
—that urovidSne additional cap
—mat providing aomivonai cap
ital to the Federal land banks.
U should (a) reinforce the cred
^
tem and reassure investors in
land bank bonds; (b) thus en
"I am glad to sign the third
of our reconstruction measures
able the banks to obtain capital
tor fumera at reasonable rates;
and (c) above all bnng relief
and hope to many borrowers :
from the banks who have dome
their *wnest best but, becaus. of ,
orcumetanoes beroud then eon
tnol, have been unable tempwr
arily to make the grade."
. .
The first reason given by Hoov-1
er is that the bill should jem- j
force the credit of the Federal :
<UTRF INVESTORS IN I AND
BANK BONDS^that the
ai mnnommurri win cfdnri tgx mnim
f ,. . , ... ..
a * l th€ir |l S 1
bleeds to the very bone the farm
ers who have taken land bank
rii «wu K ., r . n
The second is that the bill will
enable the banks to obtain »api
tal for farmers at rea.a >- 1 ,ible
* « i arm« 8 J * 4 . €
rates which means that the bank
ers will obtain the mcney at
A , ak . __ A . A
enable rate^-not the farmers.
^ethird i aS L re *n°K • **
that the bill will above ail bring
relief and hope to many borrow
((
$25,000.000 IN "RELIEF'
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A group of foreign workers employed in the Nishnij-Novgorod
auto plant in a celebration, on opening of the factory.
UFL IN WARD COUNTY, N. D. IS
ORGANIZING AGAINST MISERY
Dakota Farmers Receive Letters Telling of Progress in
the Soviet Union.
By J. C. ZAHAREE
Secretary, Ward County U. F. L.
Max, N. D., Jan. 26th.—The
work in the organization of the
U. P. L. is now well started in
southern Ward county as well as
in the vicinity of Max. We have
quite a few new members and
mamy more are interested in this
movement for the cause of the
poor and toiling farmers.
The farmers begin to realize
that the future under the present
conditions holds nothing for them
except foreclosures and tax sales
as they can not make ends meet
at this rate. During 1931 the
first actual crop failure occurred
here and there is enough feed for
stock here compared to the north
western part of the state and
But the fin an
eastem Montana,
dal condition of the fanners here
is practically the same as of those
that had crop failures for two or
three years. Can they be other
wise if the price of wheat as well
as cattle and hogs is only a frac
tion of the actual cost of produc
tion?
For thirty years we have toiled
away here and we haven't a thing
to show for it except mortgages,
tenancy and a generally run down
condition of the farm improve
ments. In many cases there is ac
tual want of necessities such els
food and clothing just because
there was one crop failure. If the
common people were not robbed
they should be able
German Workers Must
Pay for Reparations
Out of Low Wages
NEW YORK—Real wages in
Germany dropped more than 25
per cent between 1927 and the
end of 1931, according to figures
compiled by Dr. R. Kuczynski's
Finanzpolitische Korrespondenz. In
1931 wage earners were losing 40
per cent of their money income
through unemployment and 5.7%
more through short time. Th« av
erage weekly income per wage
earner, after adjustments for
taxes, social insurance, premiums,
unemployment, short time and un
employment insurance benefits, is
given as $6.75. It is on the wage
earners that the chief burden of
reparations payments falls.
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M M T _. . VT ^ v „_„
CAMDEN, N. J. A taxpayers
march called for January 21 in j
this city by the Citizens Protest ;
League against the 1932 budget,
was called oft The buatii«« meu
.and bosses became frightened at
their own plan, fearing that the
thousands of unemployed workers
wbo w€re be i ng . brought into what
the bosses tried to make appear
aa a "common" fight might get|
CUt ° f thei f con , tro1 ca ? y
ttte-1r""" 0 "
mands for immediate unemploy-.
ment relief, instead of fighting
for th€ bosses who are only inter '
;egted ^ redu cing their own taxes
and are not conce med about the
workers of Camden.'
_ , . . _
e c airman ®
Protest ^»pe showed the real
class character of the League by
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reas-lf^;^ ^ at ,. h ® Wa f. afmd ° f
riots and disorders."
Workerg ^ ^ ^ where
there are such "Citizen's Leagues"
? r " citiz€n ' s Committees" canj
learn from this that any organi
zatkm in which there are bosses
, is against the workers.
to maintain their living standards
in spite of on© crop failure and
not made wards of charity as it is
,y
Mainstreeters Oppose U. F. L.
today.
In our organization work lo r
U. F. L. we find plenty of oppo
sition here as is the case else
and
where from "Mainstreeters
their kind. In this community we
have quite a large number of
Russians scattered thruout the
territory. Occasionally some of
these people receive letters from
the Soviet Union that are not fav
orable to conditions there. When
ever such a letter is received the
opposition as well as some deceiv
ed farmers themselves take care
that such letters are advertised.
We know that the struggle
against remnants of capitalism is
still on in the Soviet Union,
is a well known fact that the Rus
sian peasants were one of the
most backward rural people in the
world, and the Soviet government
has a great task on their hands
making them the foremost. It is
to be expected that progress
would be the slowest in some of
the most backward villages and
that's where tbe unfavorable let
ters come from. We know that
the proves of liquidating the "ku
lak," the rich farmers, is on in
the Soviet Union and as would be
expected the "Kulak" himself and
some of the backward peasants
would find grounds for complaint.
(ContfauMd on Page Tw«)
It
TWO BILLION CORPORATION
WAS ORGANIZED TO SAVE
BANKERS DIVIDENDS
The membership of the board of
directors of the Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation gives just one
more indication of what the work
ers and farmers of the United
States can expect from this body
organized by the Hoover Hunger
government for the purpose of
aiding the railroads, the bankers,
and the rest of the exploiters to
save their profits.
Tîle P res * d€nt the corporation
J 8 Charles G - Dawes, of the Dawes
banking gang of LaSalle Street,
Chica ffo, and more recently repre
sentative of Wall Street to the
!® rit ish capital as ambassador to
the Court of St. James. Next
Andy Mellon, billionaire
secretary of the Hoover Treasury
i vvho . has had plenty of experience
handing his capitalist friends and
himself "refunds" on taxes. Eu- 1
gene Mayer, Governor of Wall
Street>s Federal Reser ve Board
.and Baut Bester, Federal Pam, !
; Commissioner who has been '
foremost ta refusing the destitute i
1 famers wro are u £ able to 1
j tb€ j r i oans to the Federal Land
j Banks any relief are also include 1
ed . '
' On January 25 Hunger Hoover
two more members. The
records 0 f these two individuals as]
given in the capitalist press, which
have made them fit agents for
Wall Stree t in the Finance CorpV
are such that it ig fitting to
print them in full; (
K
H xarv«y o. Conch is pz«sidsat
th« Arkansas vow«* ana nicht
Company; organlsor and president
of th« Mississippi power a night
ST ^
and Xdyht Company, and president
j man of the Board of the Bouisiana
S? of^hrSaw^aTioS BaSf*^
j New Tork, the Biectrie Power and
SSkL^T^Sf cJm^y ^oT idSê
Bock, Ark., the Simmons National
Bank of Pine Bluff, the Arkansas
National Bank of Hot Springs,
Ark., and the Seaboard Airline
Ballway.
*
"Burin*., th*.. World.. War.. Mr.
Conch was p « m 3 oral Tnol
trator for Arkansas. He was Di
rector of the Arkansas State Flood
Commission and ohaiman of the
American, Bed Cross in 1927, He
is a trustee of the Arkansas State
Normal School for Teachers, Coun
cilor of the Chamber of Com- 1
merce of the United States and is I
a former president of the Pine
Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
CAEEEB OP MB. JONES
"Jesee H. Jones, financier and ;
builder, Is publisher and owner of
the Houston Chronicle. Ha was di
rector general of military relief of,
the American Bed Cross at Wash
ington. in 1917 and was appointed
of the S Be? t Cross°War ComTiS
19 18 . He was bom in Bobertson
County, Term., on April 5, 1874.
"Mr. Jones is president of the
He^hjo is I< T 3 reslaent* t of the^Nationl
al Bank of Commerce, Southern
Xioan and investment Company,
and Houston Properties Corpora
tion. various other financial and
building concerns have been organ
SSr? 7 p"îiviîS b '^ e jM. s '1£
tended Bed Cross meetings at Par
is, Cannes and Geneva. He assist
ed In organizing the league of
Bed Cross Societies of the World."
j
:
In addition to his other func
tions, Couch is therefore, a direc
tor of the Chase National Bank,
the world's largest bank. Both he
and Jones are and have been a
mong the leading lights in the
functioning of the Red Cross
whose benefits the workers and
farmers of the United States have
so bitterly tasted.
The workers and toiling farm
ers can expect from the Recon
struction Finance Corporation just
what its board of directors would
indicate—the same misery and op
pression that these directors have
inflicted on the toiling masses in
(Continued on Page Two)
PHELPS, WISCONSIN, IS ORGANIZING
A TOWNSHIP LOCAL OF THE U. F. L
(By a Fanner Correspondents)
Phelps, Wisconsin, Jan. 26.—The
farmers of this community are
awakening to the fact that orga
nization is necessary. A commit
tee has been elected to call a
meeting of the farmers in this
territory to organize a United
Farmers League. We will discuss
the following subjects: reducing
the salaries of the town and coun
ty officials, abolition of the office
of county agent, and ways and
means of reducing the taxes of
the toiling farm masses.
If we succeed in our community
we will canvass the whole county.
For ours is the next largest coun
ty and the hardest one to orgu
WORKERS, WOMEN,
CHILDREN VICTIMS
OF BRUTAL ATTACK
fKe open war on the Chinese masses has been prosc
. , . . . . , , , . . , , . ,
cu ted during the past week by the most brutal butchery
of defenseless men, women and children in the Chapei
district of Shanghai. Without warning the Japanese im
• i> . ij. ■ r- *j j » i .i
; P erialist soldiery last Friday opened the attack on the
Farmers and Workers! Protest the Wall Street War Prep
arations By the Hoover Hunger Government.
Attack on the Chinese Masses Is Attack on Workers and
Farmers of the Entire World,
workers and their families. From bombing planes they
have during the week wrecked such havoc as was known
1 • «.u *. 4 . -ii J C «.u 1 *. • • i.
°, nl y m the most ternb le days of the last imperialist war.
Thousands of workers and their families have been
slaughtered—murdered by bombs, machine aun fire or
artlllery , er bumed to de ath In their houses which were ignited b, the
_ fnT1
i.T". a 'Tt ». w a .
^ Japanese have summarily executed Chmese workers and sol
<iier8 who attem P ted to defend themselves against this murderous
butchery. Hundreds of them have been accused of sniping and have
|---»been
IV/irMDrDCIIlD HDIUC '
lutiuDLKMUr UKIVt
______ _ _ _ AAA
WAW AW pAP 10 000
™"" V/il lUlV 1U,UUU
IR r lim F D C AF FC1Î
re-!MRMKrRV OF fSIl
IULllUli lillü VI I
_, v _ v
ELE\ EN
GAITS
returned from the 14th
' sary have reported what they saw
i to many enthusiastic meetings,
Th « y have started making good
I the pledge given to the Soviet
WO rVp rs to organize 10 000
K S . organise iu,uuu
W O R K ER DELE
REPORT WHAT THEY
SAY TO MANY MEETINGS
The 11 worker delegates who
anniver
new
members into the FSU by May 1.
I
Reporta have been given to the
miners in the Anthracite; to the
steels workers of Ohio and Indi
(New York, Philadelphia,
Already 700 new members have
... ,
and help mobilize the
workers into the FSU for the de
, , ,, „ . . .
fens© of the Soviet Union,
These 11 worker delegates were i
made International Shock Bngad-j
ers and in accepting the Udar
-„.j- tbev madp tbe rjledpe
nUa carös > maae , „
^ the .
mt ° \ m as? orgamza len 0
militant defenders of the Soviet
Union.
Ini • , , ,
The various delegates who are
< 1î W . i ?. ■Briricts are «
Socialist Competition for the
securing of the highest number
POTT Af
new wor * cers ln FSU. A
the end of February a meeting of
& U the delegates will be held at
which a full report of all their
meetings will be given, the num
her of members seoired, and this
report will be sent to the Russian
Trade Unions, into the Republic
of Daghestan where the Shock
Bngaders cards were presented
. em ' , . , , .
This work of the delegates is
part ,£Ä e campaig *} of
the FSU for 10,000 new members
by May 1st. Together with the
campaign for an increase in mem
bersh i5i3' S the " mp " i,rn 7°
ana; to the marine workers of
Balti
more.
been organized in three weeks and
meetings are being held every
night where the delegates report
American
,
cure 60,000 Circulation for the new
VIET RUSSIA TODAY.
BUILD THE PRODUCERS
nize. We will take our first step
in the work on February 7.
These comrades can succeed.
There Is nothing to stop them.
And we look for their next report
and then the reports as to wihat
they are doing to organise whole
county and what success they are
having in organizing local organi
sations of the United Farmers
League and how they are spread
ing the Producers News. Let's go
comrades, we and all of the read
ers of the Producers News are
waiting for your reports.—Editor.
_
MEWS.
executed. The capitalist
press reports "truckloads" of
bodies of Chinese workers being
hauled away for disposal.
Defenseless workers, women and
children have been bayonetted and
shot in the street for not moving
as fast as the Japanese soldiery
commanded. The policy of the
Japanese imperialists is to crush
mass rebellion of the Chinese
workers and peasants by the use
of all the bloody terror at hand,
by the murder of thousands like
cattle.
The capitalist press reports that
the Chapei district has been prac
tically wiped out by fire. The
Japanese imperialist butchers
were not satisfied with murder
thru bombing and machine gun
fire but dropped incendiary bombs
in the quarters of the workers.
The attack of the Japanese is
part of the attempt to crush the
millions of Chinese workers and
peasants under the heel of the im
perialist exploiters. The imperi
alists murderers are determined
to crush the revolt of the Chinese
masses which is thruout central
China winning millions of workers
and peasants for the struggle
against the imperialists under the
(banner of the workers and peas
ants Soviets.
wh;^ tbe j a p anese ave carry
j. wanton slamrbtpr of
Ulg tlUU , W . 0I 01
tens of thousands of Chinese
workers in Shanghai they are
p Ugbbl g their forces for the at
on ^ be gQ^jet Union They
t. , n .
have attempted all manner of
, )rovoca tion in Manchuria and on
the Eastem Railwav ta
order to draw the Soviet Union
. . o rw1 vt
mt0 thG stru £g le * An€ soviet
Union has stood adamant against
&n of these provocations. The
g 0 viet Union has warned the im
p^i^igt robbers, however, that if
tbe g ov iet Union is attacked the
W orkers and farmers of the Soviet
Uni(m wiU repd them with all of
tbe p ro i e t ar ian resoluteness in de
fense 0 f their fatherland, the
Union of Socialist Soviet Repub
lies, the fatherland of the toiling
maKses thruout the world. Th«
bombing of Shanghai is part of
tbe a ttadc on th« Chinese masses,
the chinese Sovietg ^ th{ , goviet
Union
While this wholesale
^ ^ in on ^ other , m .
1«*^. States, Eng
jam!, France, Italy have not made
one motion of protest. They are
participants in this slaughter. The
United States is moving troops
and battleships from the Philip
pines, France from Indo-China,
The other imperialists are draw
ing all the forces they posse»« in
the Far East toward Shanghai.
These butchers are not moving
these forces to Shanghai to pro
tect the Chinese masses from be
ing slaughtered but in order to
protect their own interests from
the Japanese imperialists and to
participate in the attack on the
Chinese workers and peasant».
While tbe attack and the invasion
of Shanghai by the Japanese im
perialists has sharpened the
struggle between the capitalist
robbers of all the powers they are
agreed to unite their force»
against the Chinese workers and
peasants, if possible, for the dis
memberment of China and its par
tition among themselves. The
sharpening of the antagonism
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