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Op jss&sr* cvERV UFL MEMBER , a reader of the PRODUCERS news k Join tfa» United Farmers League i) published W eekly. Volume XV. Number 25 _ OFFICIAL 0&6AN OF THE UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE _ PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1932" COUNTY EDITION, 10c Entered t office at *, éc toter It. Itl*. at the Poet Under the Act of March S. 1IU 1er 'j o ému. City 1 k, *vT •* WHEN take relief RED CROSS REFUSES ALL AID TO HUNGRY driven by hunger Red Cross Tells Jobless It Has no Funds for the General' Relief merchant froths Solid Front Will Be Thrown Against Bosses if They Try to Persecute (BY IVER MOE) Anaoortes, Wash., Sept. 6.— Hungry, half starved men, women and children of Anacortes, staged & militant struggle against star vation Saturday, Sept. 3. The struggle was the spontane ou» action of hunger-driven people after being refused relief by the Red Cross. Five demands were placed be fore the Red Cross in hope that some solution might be reached to alleviate starvation in Anaoortes. The Red Cross declaration, they had no funds for general relief brought the people to the realiza tion that something hed to be done. .Women, .strivken with the horror of returning to empty cupboards and crying pale-faced children, tearfully pleaded with the group to *> something anything. FACE STARVATION It was real tragic drama of pri vation and need. The participants in the demonstration realized that they stood face to face with star vation an so the cries of "Let's Ro get food," "we must get some* thing for my babies," started tue militant citizens toward Skaggs Safeway Store. , The demonstrators now calm but determined entered Skaggs' stows after a march of two blocks. Here the hungry people filled their arm» with staple foods, such as lard, sugar, bacon, etc. Several men took charge of the clerks. Two of the four clerks offered some re - «stance but later gave in and listened to reason. The police were summoned and upon arrival they failed to get the situation in hand. People Wre orderly, going About their "shopping" little disturbed by the presence of the law. Two deputies happened to drive past and took notice of the large *owd, but since such orderliness prevailed, they believed it to be a 8a k and drove on without investi" gating. MERCHANT NEARLY STARTS RIOT Paul Lavera, a private merdr tot, a full block away from the store, rushed to the place •f action. He almost threw the crowd into a panic by shout Wg something incoherently in a half crazed manner about machine 5"- I 4 .»" to shov. T®. Steide in order to prevent notmg. The truth was finally ar nved at when Luvera admitted his fear of being the next victim. A riot was narrowly escaped minutes later due to the ÄÄ* Î* d00f 1 ® o* preventing we people from getting out with "'e groceries. He succeeded in letting the door locked but it brot «ich a series of protesta from the oewd that he was forced by aay men to open the door. The Ptople immediately cooled down «mi continued to "shop/' get something to eat Two small girls, about ten years ** happened to pass by the «oje. ensing what was taking P i& ce, one said to the other "Hurry noney, let's get something we have aot had anything fit to eat for South '' They dashed in and took * small amount of groceries and ^appeared. Ten year old young* such as these small girls, «Swing such an opportunity gave a casual onlooker a queer, 2™8 fefeljng in the throat. The policemen stood by during en tire demonstration apd took * ornnes of several of the work* > but those listed will be backed y thousands of militant, protest farmers and workers if "'any tten LIBERTY PARTY TO SUPPORT N. D. NON PARTISAN TICKET Th« Liberty party in itg North Dakota state convention held September 6 endorsed the Non partisan Republican candidates four state and national office. Coin Harvey's party has dorsed the Nonpartisan branch of the Republican party because this branch • ia engaged in the same program of vicious dema gogy to deceive the toiling mass of North Dakota as the Liberty party is engaged in all thru the country wherever it has contacts. Harvey spoke at the conven tion. He is the faker who tried to get his party aligned with the fascist Blue Shirt-Jobless party of Father Cox at St. Louis at the national convention held there on August 17. The Liberty party support's the most vicious candidates of the other capital ist parties everywhere. In Min nesota they support the Farmer Labor fakers, in North Dakota the Nonpartisan fakers. on en Are you registered? Citizens who are not registered cannot vote at the coming election, You will want to vote for Poster and Ford, for Rodney Salisbury for Communists, but if you are not registered you will be disappoint REGISTRATION books close SEPTEMBER 23 Citizens Not Registered Cannot Vote; Register Today ed. Those who did not vote at the general election two years ago, those who have moved to the coun ty since that time, those who have come of age since 1930 or will be of age Nov, 8, must register to vote, and must attend to that re quirement by closing time Friday, September 23. So citizens, don put the matter off until the last minute; dd it today. How does one register? If in Plentywood, go to the office of the Clerk and Recorder and he will furnish a card to fill out which one signs and swears to, then he is (Continued on page Three) (Continued on page Injured In Great Falls Word was received this morning that Mrs, Ema Timmerman who was on her way to Missoula had been struck by- an automobile in Great Falls and badly injured. Her many friends here will be grieved to leam that the doctors say she will be confined for at least a month or six weeks. Complete de tails of the accident are lacking. DUCK SHOOTING TO STAAT OCT. 1 F J ^ ^ 0T 30i ifldasiTe the hunting season is open on mi" gra tory wa ter fowls. Shooting be g i ns a t 9 o'clock op Oct. 1, on the other days 30 minutes before sun - rise, concluding at sunset each day. Limit is- 16 ducks and fout geese P6 ä. ian partri dges and Chinese phteas Five grouse per day law_ 20. fully killed Sept. HOSPITAL DANCE The Sheridan Memorial hospital «Üi the annual board aittfMUMJ» t . .,. bospitaK dance wi» be held thw year on Friday evening, October 7. The high school auditorium has been engaged for thé ooc*aion have a cue against the county, not the county agswtefc the pcopl» The crime lie» vritk the aystem un der which such conditions prevail. Anaoortes is wn -exoiurivaly indus trial town and the unemployment embrace, psacticaily tha «ntire working class. In spite of this, wreot Am««*« *«U Vu» t«1m» than an* Wwn ia th>a vicinity. The watchword, howmmr, is, "Fight, don't starve." Renew Your Subscription Now CONVENTION OF FAKERS'MEET Demands Offered By UFL Delegate Rejected By Convention CAPITALIST PARTY Convention Reject Demand Offered By U. F. L. Delegate Thomas offered the toiling and The (By Two Worker Correspondents) Grand Island, Nebr., August 28. —The state convention held here today to place Norman Thomas and Mauer on the ballot in this state proved to all who heard the proceedings, and especially some 25 or 30 subscribers of the Pro ducers News, what a double cross ing the workers are getting by the bogus Socialist party, paid, fi nanced and guided by the major old time parties. suffering farmers nothing, convention adopted a plaftorm that promises them less. TT _ T ... , The U. P. L. will go strong here. Several meetings have al* ready been arranged. Two organi zers are awa iting credentials to start work in earnest hut are ai ready arranging meetings where from 25 bo 76 farmers have at* tended and Where the Producers News has been distributed. .. , The Socialist conventions refused to give the farmer immediate aid to keep his farm while kidding him along With radical phrases and A delegate offered the U. F. L. program of no foreclosure for the farmers, no evictions, no tax sales, etc. and the socialists voted it down. While endorsing the national platform that in its plank No. 11, on "Unemployment and labor legis* latien" offers to protect • them against mrotgage foreclosures and a promise moratorium on sales, but does not tell how nor when. general denouncement of capital ism. The farmer must have re lief now, not after he is entirely dispossessed and pauperized. The U. P. L. is a life saver for them when they need it. Here's to sweeping victory for the Produc ers News fight for the TJ. P. L. 0. M. DONALDSON CALLED BY DEATH Information received in Plenty wood Thursday morning conveyed the sad tiding^ of the death Otto Donaldson who passed away at Winona, Minn. Wednesday eve ning after an illness extending past two or three years. Creep ing paralysis is said to have been the cause of his death. He had been in Minnesota for several months seeking relief. Mr. Donaldson had conducted garage in Culbertson for a number of years, coming to Plentywood 1913 where he has been in garage business. The body is expected to reach here Saturday when final funeral arrangements will be made. Further particulars will be given next week. - (Contin ued on. L« M **»*>*» next week. _ lx : 0 7 In order to prepare the fanners to accept the décimons of the governors' meeting leaders of the Nebraska-Iowa Cooperative toured Deugl**, Sarpy, and Washington counties in the preoeeding days to dampen the militancy of the farmers. ThSas leaders included Otto Pfeiffer, president of the Association, Ed Martin of Millard, Neb., and Wil liam Rtown of Ban sop, Nebr. Milk "Cooperative" Again Trief Strikebreaking » "Only through tfa* can-WO farm W* ha«a anything to •tent thé «aid Pf «Iff sr. "Upsetting a tow venting farmers from hauling their pro duce into the markets cannot right the mt srife ahd wnfegs from which wo are suffering. Only violence can be the result' and wherever violence tm, public sympathy for the righteous cause éf afriootitoe to Is«**' This Nebraaka-Iowa Co-operative Milk dation is the one which at the beginning of the New Giant Locomotive Works In Soviet Union t Moscow, August 25.—The foun dation stone of a new giant loco motive and carriage works was laid in the town Verchneudinsk in the Far Eastern Republic yester day. When completed the works WiH have a capacity of 1,080 loco motives, 12,000 goods trucks and 2,000 passenger coaches annually. Ju l Co-operative Service Will Open Saturday Mothers Bread, Pound and Half Standard Loaf, Six Cents the Loaf; Reduction of Four Cents. The Co-operative Service Resta urant and Bakery will open for business Saturday. Manager Salisbury announces that Mothers' Bread will be re tailed for 6 cents a loaf, pound and half loaf, 8 cents the loaf for two pound loaf. Other bakery goods on the same basis. This means a reduction of 4 cents for the stan dard loaf, and puts the price of bread in Plentywood more in lint with reality. Fresh hamburger sandwiches will sell for five cents apiece. Ar rangements have b een made to keep the restaurant supplied with young white-faced beef butchered as required. A special 25 cent dinner will be served from 11 o'clock until 4. Farmers with surplus products can bring them in for sale. This service will be free and farmers will get all that consumers pay, Alfred Hjelm, who was to show his fine stock of men, youths and boys fine Co-operative made cloth ing at the Co-operative service on Saturday will not be able to do so as planned because r&lpid sales has so reduced his stock, but he will be here in Plentywood inside of a week or two, just as soon he can get in new stock. Every öne nee( ji ng a suit should see these al* su its, priced from $8 to $15, and - Hjelm guarantees them to be bet ter than anything even shown the country, all Union made, no sweat shop stuff. at* Manager Salisbury at the Co* i operative Service said to a repre sentative of the Producers News: , "Prices are being reduced m Plen tyWood s teadily as a result of the aid ! price publicity. For instance, vine j gar, which sells for 24 cents per a j gallon in Great Falls nows sells for 35 cents here instead 40 cents, a drop of 5 cents—only the vinegar is now being watered. You can tell this by the strength and by fact that watered vinegar is cloudy. When merchants water vinegar they should use charged . re a water as it mixes better. "Wealthy apples are selling 98 cents the box in Great Falls and $1.50 in Plentywood; cheese is 15 cents the pound in Great Falls and 30 cents the pound 'Plentywood; Concord grapes are and 24 cents the basket in Great Fails and 30 cents in Plentywood. The outside stores sell very much cheaper than do the stores Plentywood. "For a concrete example of difference in grocery pries tween Plentywood and Wîlllston cite the experience of Ashton Moore, who went to Williston with his car and trailer and brought home a load of groceries. Moore bought a $76 order of ceries, saving $25 on the trip after paying gasoline and other expense of the trip. For sugar he $4.40 per hundred; foY good salmon 10 cents per can, the same can the Service Store seife for' cents; for good shoes for' children he paid 98 cents at Montgomery Ward and company. Moore saved of eve the been had a in the reach Mr. strike had its attorney conspire for a sell out of' the strike with J.' Roberts, head of the big Rob erts Dairy in Sioux City. (This sell out was ex P<p»ed in last Weeks PRODUCERS NEWS), ~ 1 Sioux Qbr Tribune Advise# Good Taste" to Fanners In order to prepare the way for the sett out of the striking farmers, the Sioux City Tribune which has called Hto» the "friend" of the farmer» stated editorially that the farmers should cease to piekfct until the governors - c o nf ere n c e -was thru. They thought that by this means they could end the picketing of the farmers altogether. Talking about the governors, the Steux City Tribune add, "These officials are coming to Sioux CHy in » spirit of helpfulness and friendship," to hide the Yäct that these governors «orne to Sioux City as str&e breakers j to end tbs «Mke for-the milk trust. "You are invited, N said the Tribune, "to con sider-whether you a m not actually prejudicing y our tmm-to -the -eyes tha. ** r aad in the DEMONSTRATE FOR DEMANDS AS STRIKE BREAKING GOVERNORS MEET TO PREPARE HVPOCRmCAl REPORT FOR BIG TRUSTS FAKE MORATORIUM! Not One Single Immediate Demand of Farmers Is Met In Report' TRY TO PASS BUCK Farmers Face Eviction As Governors Recommend Leniency" << The conference of governors which lasted from Friday, Sept. 9, to Sunday, Sept. 11, has resulted in nothing more than a thousand word statement designed to mis lead the farmers into believing that they can expect relief from the capitalist class without fight ing. In the hearings which the governors held all of the "solu tions" of the "farm problem" were brought forth by one or another of the speakers who reached the gov ernors by special permission. Sev eral of these solutions are con tained in the report which the gov ernors brought forht. In no way dote the report answer any of the demands of the toiling farmers of the mid dle and northwest. It is noth ing but an attempt to divert these farmers from militant struggle. FARMERS CONTINUE PICKETING The farmers around Iowa not only demonstrated militantly for their immediate demands while the governors were in session (the full story of which is given in another column on this page) but after the parade they went out on the picket lines determined to hold them against the trust and its agents, political and otherwise. The statement issued after the conference was signed by the fol lowing group of political agents of Wall Street; Warren Green, governor of South I I PETER LARSON DIED WEDNESDAY Peter Larson, Who has fanned north of Dooley for a number of years died at the local hospital early Wednesday morning after a brief illness with pneumonia. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday afternoon by Rev. Simundson and interment will be in the Dooley cemetery with Fuh kerson-Nelson in charge of the arrangements. ' Peter Larson was born in Sweden March 23, 1864, being 68 years of age at the time of his demise. He came to the United State« iii r 1960, settling in North Dakota, and in 1911 settled north of Dooley where he has since resided. He is sur vived by four daughters and his Demands of Rank and File Farmers, to Hold Washington Conference "We, the rank and file farmers of the middle west states are resolved to prevent the failure of our strike struggle. This is no time to compromise or surrender. The strike must go on until the farmer and his family are secure against the attacks of the moneyed class of creditors. We therefore present the following demands to the governors and call upon all organizations of every race and creed thru out the country to join us. "Our debts, rents, taxes and mortgages were con tracted when prices were high. We cannot pay any of these until debts and prices get back to the same level. Our cash income is now too small to give a decent living for our families. Therefore, we de mand a moratorium on all debts, rents, mortgages and taxes. of "With 13 million already unemployed in the cities, there are no jobs waiting for us. Because we made our home and have fed the people of America for generations, we proclaim our right to remain in our farm homes. We demand that all f o reckx u res, tax sales or eviction of farmers he stopped. We demand the right to fight, by picketing the roads, against the food trusts and middlemen who rob both producer and consumer. We demand the protection of our sheriffs and officers against armed thugs and gunmen, such as those that were sent by the Des Moines cooperative dairy marketing association, to break the strike on . route 60. u 1« << And we demand the right to continue the strike until we receive more than the accepted local cost of production from the middleman. This must come out of their profit and not from increased prices to city consumers. "We farmers of the middlewest states have be gun the action against the moneyed middlemen in our farm strike. But we realize that it cannot bring us permanent results unless aU farmers and workers unite with us. 'Therefore, be it resolved that we call upon aR groups of rank and file farmers in all sections of the United States whatever their race or creed to form committees of action and join with us in sending delegates to a National Farm Strike Conference of Action in Washington, D. C., on or about Decem ber 1 to present these demands to whatever admini << of .and -J U v. ip jJ - Urv. Erickson Draws b it for His Misdeed T 'if* Plead» Guilty to Crime, is Sentenced to Long Prison erm by Judgç S. E. Phul and is Now on Way to Pénilentiary at Deer Lodge — Accomplice Not Yet Apprehended. ■ T WAS PICKED DP BY WASHINGTON SHERIFF Arthur Hancock pleaded guilty todoy • before . Judge Paul in Dis tnct court at the court room of the Sheridan county court house to a charge of assault with intent to commit robbery ; on Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Erickson at the f V m south and east of Antelopt the latter of* last June. Hancock was sentenced to term of ten years in the peniten* tiary where he will be taken at once by the sheriff. It seems that after the vicious assault on Jonas Erickson, 61 year old and his wife, last June infoir mation was brought fc> Sheriff Madsen by a neighbor of Erfcksbn that Arthur Hancock who back in-1927 had worked for- Erickson at the farm and in years p$st, had been seen U) thé country about the thne of the assault inquiry dis* closed that Hancock had been homesteader in ths Scobcy country and his address was secured thru old neighbors, when Sheriff Mad* toh got *fn touch -with thé authdrh part Hancock lived. The Washington authorities investigated Hancock and found that he had a scar on his head from recent injury He was arrested by the Washington officer» when he admitted that he was mixed up in a fracas in this section and Sheriff Madsen notified. ■ - Friday a Week ago Sheriff Mad sen and Clerk and Recorder Mad* sen left via car for Washington to get the prisoner. Hancock come voluntarily to Monta»». The offr cers arrived in Plentywood with him Thursday, Upon questioning Hancock oon* fessed, teRixg the story of 11 hi crime« in detail, It seems that Hancock had osi' tertained the idea ever since he had worked for bornas Erickson tnatth« farmer had money. Hi made up bis mind to get that money. He told his wife's brother Tern Ebb «tod, his surmises. T,_ planned to get old man xnoner. • They. Hancock and ' his was 30,000 IN CITY Mother Bloor Speaks to Thousands at Two Mass Meetings LEADS BIG PARADE Rank and File Conference Calls on Farmers to Meet In Washington (By Special Correspondent to the Producers News) Sioux City, la., Sept. It.—Yes terday was to have been Gover nors' day in Sioux City. Elabor ate preparations had been made and a fanfare of publicity an nounced the coming of the gover nors and their representatives of 10 middle western states to solve the farm problems. Before the day was half over, however, it was the Farmers' Day. The chief of police ordered all police and firemen on duty, but his minions of the law were completely sub merged and powerless in the face of 30,000 fatn.$rs from loVra and surrounding states who poured in to the city. Whatever the farm ers had chosen to do they could have done; and they knew it. DEBT HOLIDAY DEMANDS In the expensive hotel where the governors were holding their con ference, lean men in overalls loun ged in chairs which were accus tomed to fat men in tailored suits. And outside the door of the State Suite where the conference was In progress, farmers waited grimly for a chance to tell their story of foreclosures, evictions, tax sales and poverty. They had come to ask for an "embargo on farm pro ducts selling for less than cost of production." They were now de manding a debt holiday, an end to foreclosures and evictions. There was not a fanner among the many to whom the writer spoke who expected a thing from the govemers' conference. Some of them Vere hoping that those well dressed, well fed men sep arated from them by a battery of (Continued on Page Two) i I FEDERAL AGENTS RAID PLENTYWOOD I l Wednesday evening federal pro hibition agents led by Otto Wade 11 swooped own upon the city of Plentywood and made a beer raid on several homes. The warrants had been sworn out by some un known stool pigeons, stating that they had on a certain date bought beer there at the rate of 1214 cent per pint. The homes raided were: R. W. Frazier, Rfoy Mensing and Vem Sachow, and several bottles of beer were found at each place and were promptly broken up and de stroyed. That these people had been sell ing beer is something most of the people did not know a thing about, and for that matter did not care. Some outside snoopers had to be hired to do the dirty work, or probably that job could be traced to some local degenerate Like so many others these peo ple might have been making their own beer, and they might also at times have sold a bottle of it at 12% cents in order to buy food for their family, wo do not know. Wo do know, that after they have fal len into the hands of an outfit like the federal prohibition force, they are hopelessly done for. . No matter if they ever sold a bottle of beer or not. The warrant sworn out might be the purest fake, but in the federal court it stands as an undisputed document. If these people can not furnish bonds then they can now go to jail land sit there tHl the next term of court. After that they can go to jail again and sit there some more. While this is going on their fam ilies can sit home, and starve; ibe taken care of by the county and Red Cross. And ag.the while, when these snoopers are raiding these poor people« homes andv sending the breadwinners to jaO, others aie openly selling beer and booze with out being mollested. This system is getrihg so rotten that even President Hoover can no longer stick'up fort ib—and that's going some. I I ■ i * IS I ll ■d ll I or >1 i!