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THE PRODUCERS NEWS
Pubfahed weekly at PUatyweod, Montana, by
Ike Peebles Publishing Company, lac.
Official Organ of die
UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE
Official paper #f the City of P le nt ywood, Montana
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Advertising Rates furnished upon application.
ERIK BERT, Editer
HANS RASMUSSEN, Business Manager
Friday, September 9, 1932
THE GOVERNORS MEET
: i. t
The governors of some of the midwestern and north
western states are going to meet in Sioux City on Sep
tember 9 in order to end the milk strike.
WHAT CAN THE FARMERS EXPECT FROM
THIS CONFERENCE?
In order to answer this we must understand first
who are these governors who have been invited to the
conference? -
They are, one and all, representatives of the capital
ist parties, Republican, Democratic, or Farmer-Labor.
These parties are the parties of Wall Street* These gov
ernors and their parties serve the interests of the capital
ist class for they have been elected by the capitalists for
that purpose. Among the farmers one of the biggest
agencies of Wall Street, of the capitalist class, are the
great produce monopolies, the milk trust, the packing
trust, the grain dealers, etc. When the governors meet
they will carry out the desires of these monopolies.
WHAT HAVE THESE GOVERNORS DONE
THUS FAR IN THE STRIKE?
They have, each and every one of them taken part
in the strike breaking attack of the milk trust against the
striking farmers. Olson has told the farmers that their
only hope for success lies in "co-operative" marketing.
He has of course, in addition to this main argument, is
sued other hypocritical phrases in order to fool the farm
ers into believing that he is in sympathy with them. But
this Farmer-Labor faker cannot deny the fact that thou
sands of farmers have been evicted in Minnesota by the
Rural Credits Bureau under his administration. The farm
ers in the milk strke area can expect from Olson the same
service in FAVOR OF THE CAPITALIST ÇLÀSS that
Olson has demonstrated in his own state.
Turner of Iowa, is the brutal agent of the packing
trust who ordered out the militia last year to crush the
struggle of the Iowa farmers against the vicious tubercu
lin testing. Thus far he has confined his efforts in the
way of crushing the strike by force to the sheriffs and the
small armies of deputies.
BUT HE HAS HAD THE
NATIONAL GUARD AT FORT DODGE PREPARED
TO TAKE A HAND IN THE STRUGGLE. AND THEY
HAVE BEEN KEPT OFF ONLY BECAUSE OF THE
TREMENDOUS MASS RESISTANCE THAT WOULD
DEVELOP IF THEY WERE BROUGHT INTO THE
STRUGGLE. He is prepared to do evep this if the mille
trust demands it.
Shafer of North Dakota has told the wheat fanners
of his state that they could expect nothing of him in their
demand for higher prices. Bryan has ordered the sheriff
of his state to keep open the roads regardless of the
means they had to use to accomplish this. Green has fol
lowed the same program, with the usual statement of the
hypocritical agents of the capitalist class that he is in
sympathy" with the strike.
From none of these can the farmers »pect anything
but a concerted attempt with whatever other
show up at the conference to crush the strike. There
s
• •
governors
be differences among them, according to whether they
"progressives" or regular capitalist politicians, as to
how this should be accomplished, but on the necessity for
breaking the strike they are united.
Eire
To this conference of political agents of the milk
trust the striking farmers must raise the same demands
as they have raised to the milk trust—for higher prices.
To these agents of the capitalist class they must
raise de m a nd s for their other immediate needs. Demand
the ending of all evictions and foreclosure. Demand tax
exemption the poor farmers. Thruout the country
the capitalists are carrying out a brutal and robber pro
gram of evictions, forced sales, and foreclosures. Demand
that this program be stopped.
What can we expect from the governors and from
the capitalist class which they represent regarding these
demands? We can expect just about what
pcct from them concerning our demand for higher prices
THEY WILL DO JUST WHAT THEY ARE FORCED
TO DO BY THE TOILING FARMTRS
The milk strike has shown that only militant mass
action, only mass picketing can win any gains in the
prices we get from the trust.
we can ex
The struggle which we have entered upon must be
broadened to coyer the whole front along which the bru
tal robbers are attacking us. We must organize to pre
yent sales for taxes, to prevent foreclosures, to prevent
evictions. We must determine that these farms on which
we have spent the best years of our lives shall remain
wars. We must determine that our families shall not be
driven out on the highways for the benefit of the bankers
and the other robbers.
Toiling fanners, striking fanners. Organize your
own I ownsnip Committees of Action to throw back the
brutal attack of the robber class. Organize for
tor militant mass struggle. Only in this way
our farms, only in this
struggle,
can we save
way can we protect our wives and
Doings of the
Advance Guard
Money is not very plentiful among the farmers. The
present administration has seen to that. The less money
we have the better they can handle us. They can handle
us still better if we get so poor we can't support our own
paper. They know that, so they are doing all they can
to kill our paper, the Producers News. We get no ad
vertising.
It is entirely up to the fanners to keep the paper
going, not only keep it going but make it bigger and bet
ter, by contributing articles to it, renewing their subscrip
tion and getting many more new subscribers. ,Even by
spending the last nickel on a paper that is fighting for
your interest is the best investment you can
the other fellow to be sure and renew, and don't forget
make. Tell
it yourself.
asks for back numbers and Infor
mation.
DOINGS OF LAST WEEK
Martin B. Larson, Harmony
Minn., renews his subscription and
says "Times are tougher than hell
here."
John Jacobson, Meadowbrook,
Minn,, sends us another three sub
scriptions.
John W. Marshall, Leetonia, Ohio
pays for 25 sub cards and renews
his subscription another year.
George Walker, Omaha, Nebr.,
pays for a bundle which he has
distributed among the farmers.
Milo M. Clapp, Montpelier, Iowa,
subscribes for another year and
A Lift That Counts
James Ostby, Jerome Blodgett,
Bob Johnson of McCabe; sent ns
$65 which they had Collected in
subscription and renewals in their
neighborhood in a couple of day's
time.
Hans Rasmussen, Plentywood,
Mont., turns in $106.75 collected as
his week's drive thru part of the
county, for renewals and new sub
scriptions. id
E. Miller, Santa Cruz, Calif.,
wants information about .organiz
ing a branch of the U. F. L.
Members of UFL Meet
With Commissioners
A meeting of members of the
United Farmers League was held
in Plentywood last Wednesday,
where the most discussion centered
on what relief the people of the
county would need this winter and
the best way of going about get
ting it.
In spite of the fact that some
papers are printing enormous
amounts of bushels threshed per
acre in order to make the outside
world think that in Sheridan coun
ty we are rolling in wealth. The
fact remains that we are getting
poorer and poorer year after year.
That hundreds and hundreds of the
families will be actually starving
and freezing this coming winter if
outside help is not brought in.
At the meeting a resolution was
adopted and sent to the governor
of the state, another one to the
Red Qtoss, asking them to act
without delay.
A good sized delegation of men
and women was sent before the
county commissioners, where the
immediate demand for relief was
discussed, specially the coal situa
tion. This delegation was informed
that the county at this time was
applying for help from the state
and exacted to get it sometime
later on. As temporary relief the
county commissioners agreed that
people who needed it could have
two tons of coal by sending a let
ter to their commissioner, who
would them mail them an order on
the coal mine for that amount of
coal.
A copy of the resolution adopted
by the farmers was presented to
the commissioners who promised
to sign it and send it to the gov
ernor. The resolution reeds as
follows:
To Bon. J. E. Erickson,
Governor of the State of Montana
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS» we are confronted
with the i
fanners in
act that many of our
Sheridan county have
had practically no crop for the
last sever«! years and many of
■them have been completely hailed
and dried out again this year, and
WHEREAS, the price for grain
is so low and the yield so small
that it will In many cases not pay
the harvest and threshing expense
and for these reasons leaves tfte
farmers without any money with
which to buy the necessities of life.
and
WHEREAS, our workers have
had very little or no work at all;
for the past several yews and
these as well as the fanners have
come to a point where they have
worn out their clothes, shoes and!
are new facing another winter
without any money at all to buy
food and clothing
coal,
WHEREAS, these conditions of
low prices on farm produce and
unemployment with its misery and
starvation are not brought about
by us farmers and workers but
with, and
the result of the present capitalist
system over which we have no
control, be it therefore
RESOLVED, that we farmers
and workers of Sheridan county
demand of you, Governor Erickson
that all the people in Sheridan
county who need H be supplied
with sufficient coal, food and
clothing and that this be done with
out any delay, be It further
RESOLVED that we are making
this demand with the full under
standing of the richness of the
country, the oversupply on hana
and the ability of the people tt
produce more when needed and
that we condemn the idea of any
body going hungry in this land of
our children. Too long have we and our dear ones been
sacrificed on the alter of the robbers.
Organize for struggle. Build your Township Com
mittees of Action. Get in touch with the farmers in ad
joining townships and adjoining counties to form
united front of these Committees of Action,
The United Fanners League stands solidly with you
in your struggle. It has carried on successful struggles
against evictions, and for immediate relief. The United
Farmers League offers you every facility at its command
to strengthen your struggle, to help you in organization.
For information on how to organize write to the Na
lonm Headquarters of the United Farmers League at Box
94, Superior, Wisconsin.
a
SCHOOLS OPENED
MONDAY, SEPT. 5
The local schools opened with
an enrollment almost the same as
last year. In the high school there
were 162 pupils enrolled by Tues
day evening as compared with a
total of 151 last year. The fresh
man and sophomore classes are
larger than last year and the two
upper classes somewhat smaller
than a year ago. Thus far there
are 56 freshmen, 43 sophomores,
30 juniors and 33 seniors.
In the elementary grades 261 en
rolled as compared with a total of
264 on the registers for 1931*1932.
A few late enrollments are expect
ed in both the high school and the
grades. In the first seven grades
the enrollment Is larger than a
year ago but the eighth grade is
much smaller than last year. To
date there are but 30 in the eighth
grade as compared with 44 a year
ago. The rural school six miles
southwest of the city has an en
rollment this year which if added
to the grade total gives us an en
rollment of 261 pupils in the
grades.
The Plentywood schools are being
operated with a smaller teaching
force than last year although the
program has not been reduced in
the least- In the high school one
additional course has been intro
duced even though one less teacher
is employed. Classes on the whole
are larger thruout the high school
bat efficient work vail be done.
Greatly reduced income makes it
necessary
tion of expense and all is being
done along that line that is pos
sible without lessening the effic
iency of the school to any notice
able degree.
The high school teachers and
their subjects taught are: Princi
pal McMillan, science and mechapi"
cal drawing; Ama Njaa, English
and public speaking; Benxadin.e
Prader, English and Latin; Evelyn
Watt, home economies and science;
O. A. Fossum, social science and
biology; Lowell Dailey, mathamat
ies and athletics; Supt. Stegner, U.
S. History and American problems.
The elementary gnade teachers are
Lloyd Skor and Edna Chester, 7th
and 8th grades; Sadie KcManigal,
6th grade; Anna Brix, 6th grade;
Beryl Grainger, 4th grade; Ber
nice Roble, 8d and 2nd grade«;!
Thor» Lervold, Jet grade.
plenty just to give a few a chance
to pile up more riches.
(Signed)î
DNEY SALISBURY,
County Secretary,
United Farmers League.
RO
OUTLOOK
Miss Edith Hansen, Armstead, ar
riva» Friday U> «Xe ug her duties
as the third and fourth grade teach
Outlook school.
Miss Violet poyd to assisting at
the Deck oa£e.
Marjory, Mildred and Stanley
Took« and Louise moved to
Outlook from Raymond Friday. They
will attend high school here this
er in the
year.
Mire Betella Corkery, who has
been
Mr
her home Sunday.
Carson Eckman returned
from the Dakotas where he
transacting business. He Lett Wad
staying
north
St the Carl Stada tad
of pooley, returned tc
Monday
has beer
M
Us.
layed for a
l&ftt Fri
dance at Gladmar.
day. The dance warn well attended.
P. J. Scott and eon George trans
acted business in Scobey Wednesday.
Ransom Cosper of Outlook motored
to Cometrown Monday where he will
take up hie duties as teacher In one
of £h* rural school«.
Mr. and Mrs. Crossman of Stone,
Montana arrived In Outlook Thurs
day. Mr. Grossman will teach the
eighth grade an dhas charge of the
athletics.
Mr. and Mrs. Kjorlien and chil
dren arrived here Wednesday from
Minneapolis where they will visit
Mns. Kjiprlieo'8 sister. Mrs. Morgan.
Miss Vida Goodlaxon who is em
ployed in the Westland Oil company
offices at Minot arrived in Outlook
Thursday for a short visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Good
lax on.
Ella West left Monday for Bis
marck. North Dakota where she will
visit her many relatives.
Lyle Fellon of D&levlew will
board and room at the Deck cafe
during this term of school.
Leslie Hanson of Plentywood was
a week end guest of Glenn Peterson.
Miss Emma Wallan took up her
duties as teacher in the MeHarry
school Monday.
Miss Ethel Selvig commenced her
teaching at the Ross school Monday.
The Misses Christine and Wilhel
ina Deck and Henry Walders at
tended the show in Scobey Sunday.
Mrs. Nellie Deck and daughters,
Christine and Margaret, were visit
ore in Scobey Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cis Dryden visited
at the Clinton Cosper home Sunday
afternoon.
, Mr. and Mrs. O. A, Boe and chil
dren returned home frqm Spokane,
Wash- Sunday where they have
been visiting their daughters Ruby
and Effle.
Miss Bucknebèrg, the English
tearher arrived in Outlook Friday,
from Keene. N. D.
Frederick Mills visited a few days
of laßt week at the Reed home.
A1 Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Smith of
Culbertson and Miss Clink motored
to Dooley Sunday where Miss Clink
will resume her teaching duties,
duties. Mrs. Rick stayed at Scobey
where she visited friends.
The Misses Wilhelmina and -Mar
garet Deck and Karl Schiebold of
Minneapolis were visitors in Plenty
wood Saturday.
Mrs. Sven Rydberg was taken to
the Plentywood hospital Thursday to
receive medical care.
Miss Roberta Mason who has been
visiting at the G. Bussard home this
summer and Georgia Bussard left on
Friday for Qrinell college in Iowa,
where they will attend college.
Mr. and Mre. Frank Johnson of
Scobey were dinner guests at the
Art Ueland home Tuesday.
Goodlaxon, Violet Boyd
and Roy Homme attended the show
In Plentywood Sunday evening.
Mrs. Tony Gaines of Redstone was
a visitor In Outlook Saturday.
Douglas Thompson returned on
Monday to her home ln Fortuna.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Deck and
Verona
family were
home of their otk^r
Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Roy Nelson
and daughter Marjory were Plenty
wood visitors Friday.
gruests
SifKiay.
ARCHER
Mr. and Mre. Charley Dratz jh.. are
the patents of a girl born Sept. 1.
Robert Cook has decided not to re
turn to his father in Wyoming and
is a sophomore in the Plentywood
high school.
Miss Erna Kazeck spent Thunsday
and Friday with Miss Alice Whit
Isn.
Miss Rosa Greff who was assist
ing Mrs. C. Dress, returned home on
Sunday.
Mrs. Logan and daughter Burle,
Mrs. Mary Kazeck and Slarney ac
companied Mack McAllister to the
county seat Thursday.
Ray Whitish and children, Jason
and Sylvia and Joe Whitish called
on Herold Reddens Saturday.
Clarence Whitish who has been
helping J. J. Keith during harvest,
has returned to Navajo to attend
school.
While Ed Boelens wae hauling a
load of grain to Archer his truck
caught fire and he had a hard time
to extinguish the flames.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Michels have a
baby girl. She was born at the home
of her grandparents at Valley City.
N. Dak.
SEEK ATTACKER
(Continued from Front Page)
gas bombs being in the hands of
the gunmen in the cars.
Report "Vigilantes" Organised
It is reported after the shooting
of the farmers that the "vigilan
tes," an unknown fascist organiza
tion to break the strike had been
called on to help smash the picket
lines.
A petition has been circulated
demanding a grand jury investiga
tion of the shooting. The petition
demands that state representatives
appointed by Governor Turner and
Attorney General Fletcher conduct
the investigation. The petition
containing more than three thou
sand names has been taken to the
governor at Des Moines. The state
officials have agreed to send in
vestigators to Cherpkee.
In order to be able to continue
misleading the fanners of Minne
sota, Governor Olson advised them
on Sept. 2 that they should con
tinue to Withhold their products
from the market pending the out*
come of the governors' conference
in Sioux City, Iowa on September
9. Tins Farmer-Labor faker who,
like his accomplices has been ad
vising against picketing wad for
"co-operative" marketing, tells the
farmers to hold thehr products for
a week or so that he can tell them
to go back to work for the
monopolists when the governors'
conference is over.
2,000 Ohio Farmers Meet
Two thousand farmers of north
ern Ohio met at Bowling
and formed a nucleus of the
day movement. They agreed to
withhold their products "peaceful
Jy" from the markets. An or-;
Green
Holi
g animation board was formed. Glen
Miller, president of the Iowa
Farmers Union spoke at the meet -
ing.
Six hundred dairy fanners near
Memphis, Tenneeee, have threat
ened to strike unless they get a
better price for their produce.
They have agreed to picket the
highways to prevent milk from en
tering the city.
S. D. Fanners Betrayed In
Settlement
The farmers around Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, have been betrayed
into settling their strike on a basis
which means no practical gaina
them. The strike lasted for one
day, August $1. The distributors
agreed to pay a basic pries of $1.75
a hundred. But it is the surplus
and not the bask price that the
farmers are interested in.
A "citizen," one Tore Teigen,
drew up the following "compro
mise" which was accepted by the
farmers and the milk trust repre
sentatives.
"We agree to puraohaae rack
additional amount above said al
lowance which is commonly
known and called surplus oh such
basis as is practicable for the in
dividual distributor and satis
factory to the producers who sell
to the individual distributor.
In cold blooded language this
to
that the dairy fanners wiil
means
get just what the milk trust wants
to give thorn. Frank Eggers,
president of the fanners' mow
ment stated that an organization
will be perfected "which will work
for the benefit of both the pro*
ducer and the distributors." This
means a new organization to take
a rake off from the farmers while
it serves the milk trust.
Meet In McLean County, •
North Dakota
At a meeting of farmers held in
Garrison, North Dakota, on Sun*'
day, August 28, a McLean county
unit of the Holiday movement was
organized. Some sort of an agree*
ment has been reached betweenj
the leaders of the movement and
the Co mmuni ty Creamery by
which the farmers will be given an
advance on their butterfat which
will be manufactured into butterj
and stored in a bonded warehouse
and sold when the farmers of the
Holiday leaders decide on it By
these means the leaders of the
movement will hold a club over
the heads of the striking farmers,
they can order the .butterfat sold
whenever they want and break the
strike in that manner.
Present at the meeting where
the strike was decided on were the
"progressives" Representative J.
H. Sinclair, and C. C. Talbott,
president of the North Dakota
Farmers Union,
confined their speeches bo telling
the farmers of the misery they
were in and rcommending "co-op
eration" with the business men to
them.
About one thousand farmers of
McLeod county, Minnesota, met in
Both of them
ganize a unit of the Holiday move
ment in the county. A board of
directors of nine members was
chosen. The movement is directed
against non-perishable products.
Milk, butter, cr<eam and other pro
ducts "will not be strack. One of
the speakers spoke against picket
ing but stated that the farmers
should aid the unemployed work
ers in the cities by providing free
food to them.
The Lawrence Milk Producers
Association was organized at a
meeting of dairy farmers at the
Chamber of Commerce in Law
rence, Kan., Monday, Aug. 29. Re
cently an exhorbitant tax on dairy
farmers has been levied by the
City Council of Lawrence.
On Thursday night, August 31,
Simeon Midson, the president of
the Holiday Association, in Winne
bago, Iowa, gave R. J. Norris,
county commissioner permission tc
load his stock on railroad cars. In
this way the farmer son the picket
lines i nthe area were somewhat
demoralized.
DEPUTIES RAUffiD
(Contianad from Front Paga)
Various politicians are attempting
to use the movement for their own
ends.
Farmer-Labor Fakers at Meet
The Fanner-Labor leaders used
a meeting at Long
Lake, Minn., on August 26 in or
der to get the fanners to support
the Frazier bill as the most effec
tive means for bettering their con
ditions. The fakers who spoke
along these lines were Hemming
S. Nelson, and C. F. Gaarenstrom,
Farmer-Labor candidate for Con
gress, and evictor of thousands of
fanners as head of the Rural
Credits Bureau. They both spoke
for the Minnesota Farmers Holi-'
day Association which is attempt
ing to prevent the Holiday move
ment from becoming a militant
struggle in Minnesota.
Three osdnads of hogs drove;
thru the picket lines on the Deni
son highway leading into Sioux 1
City, on Thursday, August 81. The
trucks were hit with objects thrown
by the pickets. Another truck
was forced to return to Charter,
Oak, from which it had come.
Deputies and Sioux City police
were hurried to the place.
A truck load of wood bound for
Sioux City was stopped on Friday
and the wood was unloaded along
the highway.
in order to break the picket line
of the farmers around Omaha,
Otte Pfeiffer of EHtiiom, president;
of the Nebraska-Iowa Co-operative
Milk Producers Association sug
gested that all pickets be with- ;
drawn. This association is one
whose attorney has been negotiat
ing with the milk distributors!
around Sioux City for a sell out
of the strike. (We publish a com-;
plete story elsewhere on this sell-;
out).
Fakers Busy In Oklahoma
In Oklahoma R. L. Rickard, en
gaged in so-called organizational!
activities for the Farmers HoIiday |
Association of which he is presi
dent in that state, has joined the
ranks of the strikebreakers warn
ing the farmers about "violence.
It is not the attacks of the dep
uties on the farms that these ene
mies of the farmers want to have
stopped but the resistance of the
farmers te these attacks.
The Farmers Holiday Associa
tion lead«« are using the gover
nors' conference called for Sept. 9
in order to demoralize the picket
lines. Golz, attorney of the Holi
day leaders in the Sioux City area
has wired to the governors of
Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and
South Dakota requesting of them
that they issue a proclamation
asking the farmers to withhold
their products voluntarily until
after the conference of governors.
yy
Maintain Militant Picket Line
If the plan of the Farm Holiday
Association leaders were adopted
the farmers would be deprived of
9 . 1932
The Truth About
Franklin D. Roosevelt
By GRACE HUTCHINS
i Labor Research Association '
Roosevelt, Tsminsny end
the Power Companies
articles ex.
candidate for
be published in the next issue of the
will be as follows: 8 News
4 ROOSEVELT AND LABOR.
This is the third in a series of four
posing Wall Street's Democratic
president* The remainder of the
Tammany Hall chieftains know
they have nothing to fe&r from
Franklin D. Roosevelt as Gover
nor of New York, and mcch to
gain if he is elected president of
the United States. He will not ex
pose the grafting politicians of
New York City government nor
their gangsters' rule.
A man cannot get high office
in a capitalist state with the help
of rich politician allies and then
forget these allies. No one can
get elected Democratic Governor
of New York without
of Tammany Hall. The sachems
gave Roosevelt the governorship,
expected favors in return, and
got them.
Only for a brief moment in his
career did Roosevelt seem to op
pose Tammany Hall, and then it
was just a compromise, quickly
patched up. But it was enough to
catch the votes of "progressives"
who call him a courageous and in
dependent fighter,
pendent he was or is may be seen
from the following facts:
Favored Wall St. Candidate
In 1911, when Roosevelt became
a state Senator in Albany, candi
dates for the U. S. Senate in
Washington were elected by vote
of the state legislatures. Direct
election of Senators by the voters
themselves was not established un
til- 1913. Boss Charles F. Murphy
of Tammany Hall favored William
F. ("Blue Eyed Billy") Sheehan
for the U. S. Senate, who was also
supported by the New York City
traction interests, always bound up
With the Wigwam. But Roosevelt
favored Edward M. Shepard, the
candidate of J, P. Morgan and
Wall Street. Law practice In a
Morgan firm had taught him the
power of big capital. He succeed
ed in defeating Sheehan, and J. P.
Morgan starred the name of Roose
velt on Wall Street's list of desira
ble candidates for hush political
office.
But Roosevelt could not afford
How inde
>>
to %Ueoate the Tammany braves.
He compromised on the Supreme
Court Justice James A, O'Gorman,
a Tammany sachem; O'Gorman
wa selected to the Ü. S. Senate
and Tammany was satisfied that
Roosevelt was their man.
Never Offends Tammany
He has been their man ever since,
in spite of recent tiffs with Alfred
E. Smith and now with Mayor
Walker. He has ignored or op
posed investigations of the reek*
mg filth in New York City poli
tic». Only onoe has he used his
power of removal from office, mid
that was with the utmost gentle
ness in the case of Sheriff Tbonf*
as H. Farley of New York, Im
possible for him to ignore. But be
quickly stroked the Tiger's head
in this case, also, by appointing
another man in Farley's place.
Just before the 1930 guberna
torial «lection, Eooeevelt went out
of his way to please the Wigwam
braves by puMidy denouncing
Hiram C. Todd, 'who had been ap
pointed to investigate and dean up
the gutters of New York City po
litical administration, the chiefs
were overjoyed and sent Eooeevelt
bade into the governorship with
nearly a million votes.
St ailed in Mayer Walker Owe
In the ease of Mayor Walker,
the governor first refused to hear
the charges of graft and publicly
denounced those who made the
charges. When the case against
the mayor was clearly proved, he
stalled fo rtime, put off a decision
until after the Democratic nomi
nating convention, while Seabury
and Walker answer and reanswer
oach other in endless documents
and rebuttals. The Tiger must be
kept friendly in order that Roose
velt may attain his political
bitiou.
am'
Tb« governor knows that Wal
ker took personal graft to the
tent of at least $246,000 from his
loving friend* in return for
tract* he had awarded. Thi*
oon
was
their most effective weapon—their
militant mass picket line*. This
is what the Farm Holiday leaders
want. This would give them a
chance to sell out the farmers at
the governors' conference.
The traitor, Milo Reno, has ap
proved of the plan. According to
him the withdrawal of pickets
"would do a lot to prepare for the
conference of governors of mid
states, September 9.
would do a lot to aid the attempts
of milk trusts to break the strike.
This is what Milo Reno really
means behind his hypocritical
phrases.
»
It
m addition to Walker's 60 t* P
salary boost, by which th.
raised his own pay fo*
to $40,000 during the first
the economic crisis. P_ ?
himself admits the New York ^
corruption in the following
ment, but concludes that It i
fectly legal. 11
Say» Corruption I a L*g*i
-For example local govern*^
require surety bonds for theirnub
hc works, contractors dobr tU
Ok
*****
«per
pay of dollars d
premiums. It is not illegal i 0I l
contractor to get his bonds tire
his relative. Yet the Whole busi
ness is indefensibly unethical fc
illustrates the cash profit fe a.
municipal politics. No law
prevent this."
Thus he brings himself around
to the conclusion that he cannot
do anything about the graft, and
that is just what the grafters
want him to say. His own method
°f Paying and receiving graft is
less direct, as we have
no less profitable.
can
seen, but
Roorevelt and the Power
Companies
J. P. Morgan and his Ni
Hudson Power
ac
company know they
have nothing to fear from any "so
cialistic" tendency in Franklin D.
Roosevelt. By seeming to threat«
the big utility companies with the
state ownership of transmission
lines, he was making a bid for the
progressive votes in the West, but
he quickly covers any interpreta
tion of his remarks as "radical"
with such a statement as the fol
lowing; *T do not want, any
than Mr. Ottinger (his Republic« I
opponent) or the power interest*. I
to pot the psopîe of the state d I
New York into the business of dir I
tributing power to the ultimate I
consumer. This is a matter which
can now be properly taken care d
by private companies.
Or again in the following str I
'The Democratic policy toward* j
the great water power of this «tat* I
does not contemplate the state ]
going into the business of selliaf I
electricity to the homes, nor dsn I
it seek to deprive any legitùtfte I
investor of his legitimate ret am* I
Speaking for his fellow capital I
ists, William H. Woodin endormi I
Roosevelt with complete confi* I
dence. Woodin is president of th* I
American Car and Foundry mb* I
jpany, and chairman of the beard I
of American Locomotive Co.: *1 I
have every confidence that with I
Mr. Roosevelt as president, tta I
problem (of water power) will ta I
tackled in the spirit I have todt I
cated—of fair dealing and cf efta I
justice to all concerned. There h I
nothing of a destructive nature i* l
Got. Roosevelt's makeup and out* I
look on life and affairs—for whid I
reason I have no fear that fat U* J
approach to the problem he *10 I
bring te it either indinatma «r •
desire to destroy or hammer tta I
many companies that for 7»«* I
Imre devoted their time, mw, «J I
to the development #f *■* I
Money
great industry."
The Journal oi Commerce I
that Wall Street knows Roosertlt I
is "safe." The Kipling» WsAiaf I
ton Letter, circulated privately »
business executives, also en<fcrtB
Roosevelt in its letter «f Juif
1932.
Rawed Electric Rates ter
Workers
With all his publicity about rr
during the rates of elect ric ca^
rent for the consumer, Rooseven« J
policy has actually raised the w*
for all the smaller individual c™
sum ere. The only reduction J*
for the Industrialist* and j
large consumer* of electric Ff* ]
in Nbw Y*i* I
Workere' families
must now pay the minimum charf* I
of one dollar a month, in oroa |
to have electricity at ah, w
formerly their electric light bfl»
may have been only M <*0"^
month or 1ère. Thi* mean» a
per cent increase in this item _
expense for many working
families.
No, Mr. Roosevelt is no
of the workers, Negro or _ ^ .
He is a candidate of Wall |
advocating a "fair return ® ^ I
ital invested," more 'mod«» I
tariffs as against the Re P u ;' I
higher tariffs, the paym« 11 ^ ^
debts to American capitalists
the starving workers of ® erm ^ |
and a general policy of
the rich richer, just as he, hi«*""
has grown richer year by r* 1 '
while the workers grow poor«.
(Next week: "Roosevelt and
Labor)

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